Creative Crafting 🧶 Blue Beanie

I wasn’t sure what to make for this challenge, and I know that it doesn’t really have much to do with witchcraft but let me tell you something…

– CW: talks about doctors and medical professionals who don’t listen –

This beanie here is the first crochet project that I have finished in a long time. I honestly made it just to make it because, well, I live in Florida and I doubt I will ever have to wear a beanie. I’m having some health issues and one of those involves a pain in my right shoulder. This makes doing a lot of things during my day pretty painful. I’ve been seeing a doctor who just brushed me off and instead of ordering more tests, she just kept giving me cortisone shots. I’ve had four cortisone shots since September…so that’s no good.

Anyway, I’m seeing a new doctor and I told him what was going on during our first appointment. He looked at me and said, “So when are you having surgery?” And I was just taken aback because that was not expected. I mean, I know I probably need surgery because this pain is not going away with conservative treatment but he assumed that my previous doctor went through every single step before continuing the steroid injections (which she didn’t).

Having this issue with my shoulder has made it hard to do my devotional crochet let alone many other movements. Sitting down and finishing something, even something as small as this hat, was a nice boost to my confidence and self-esteem. I ended up hurting the next day, but it was worth it.


Continuing the discussion from :hocho: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE- Creative Crafting

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Congrats on finishing this project, Megan!! :blue_heart: That’s a really nice color, it looks great on you!!

It really sucks when doctors won’t listen. Have you tried any alternative therapists in Florida?

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I haven’t yet, but I know that I need to see an orthopedic specialist. Thankfully my new doctor is sending me to one and I :crossed_fingers: hopefully :crossed_fingers: have an MRI on Tuesday as long as insurance approves it.

I’m pretty sure something is wrong with my rotator cuff and it’s affecting my entire right side all down my arm and hand. If that’s the case, then I’ll probably need surgery.

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Hey that is one GORGEOUS Beanie! And you wear it beautifully! I am sorry that you had that experience with the first doctor, but thankful you found the second. I had issues with my rotator cuff in my shoulder a few years ago, so I can sympathize. Healing Thoughts and Energy headed your way!
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Beautiful beanie! It looks great! I’m sorry your old doctor didn’t listen to you. Glad you’re on the right track with a new doctor! Hope your arm feels better soon!

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Thank you both :hearts: It’s very simple, but I’m just glad I was able to finish something for the first time in a while.

I hope so, too :sparkles: At this point, I’m just playing the waiting game.

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I love that beanie! You look awesome :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Ugh I totally feel your pain with annoying doctors who don’t listen and could ramble on about it for hours :roll_eyes:
I’m sending loads of healing, loving thoughts and energy with the hope that things improve soon so you can keep crafting your gorgeous creations pain-free! :heart:

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@MeganB, the beanie came out great! Love the color! I’m Sorry about your health issues! I hope you get it resolved soon and you’re on the mend soon!
Blessed, be

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That’s so nice! It looks great on you, too!

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The beanie came out beautiful, @MeganB- it’s the perfect fit! It looks gorgeous on you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::blue_heart: So sorry to hear about the crappy doctors- I think it was really smart of you to pack up and see a different doc. Hopefully this one is much better and that your insurance is cleared for the MRI this week- got my fingers crossed for you! :crossed_fingers:

Congrats on finishing the hat project- I hope the crafting helped to lift you up and remind me of the wonderful talents you have. Great job! :sparkling_heart:

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Thank you all for your kind words :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’ll be sure to update you all on what happens next. If all goes well, I have an MRI tomorrow evening.

Yes, it did! It’s a great thing to be reminded of why we do something, even something as small as making a beanie.

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Good luck with your MRI! :hugs:

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Good luck! May it all come out great!

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Megan, I know what you mean about not being able to crochet or do anything with pain. I have tenosynovitis (gamer’s thumb) in both thumbs and I also crochet (nice beanie btw) and blend essential oil meditation intention bottles which include a lot of dressing up afterwards. I am currently working on a pain oil that so far is showing some promise (my pain level is at 10 plus most days) after 24 hours. I still have to do my testing on it to make sure I am not having the placebo affect. I won’t do corticosteroid shots now but I did when I had left shoulder pain over a decade ago. Hopefully you won’t need surgery. I do not like doctors but that is a whole other story…Blessed be!

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I love the beanie it came out great. I have the same issue with crochet and knitting because of my dominant hand. I haven’t been able to get much done with any of the crafts that used to help me throughout my days.

I hope this Dr goes through the extra steps and finds what will work for you. Sounds like the last one just wanted to pass the buck. I have been there with doctors before and finding the right care team can be tough. I hope you have found yours.

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SOOO CUTE! @MeganB and the blue beanie is really cute too.

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I was able to see a shoulder specialist yesterday and he told me that it is most likely an aggrivation of my biceps muscle where it connects deep into my shoulder, plus some inflammation of my bursa under my shoulder blade on my back. He gave me a lidocaine injection and said if it helps the pain, we know that’s the issue. If it doesn’t, I need to have another MRI but with contrast. He also wants me to go to physical therapy for scapular stabilisation so that should be fun :sweat_smile: And I know what you mean about the doctors, @CrazyT . I’ve worked with my fair share and they’re not all the nicest or empathetic :frowning_face:

Aww :blush: thank you!

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I hope the PT helps some, once I found the right PT person, it made all the difference. I have a PT & OT that are amazing. I should be seeing them after the first of the year. They were great. I hope yours is amazing too.

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@MeganB If you can get some help from PT do it. My PT doctor made me cry every time I went but he always warned me it would hurt and if I could just hold on for a little longer we would call that progress. I did and I don’t regret it at all. In fact sometimes I am sorry I can’t keep going… he loosened up joints that had been tight since college…and no… I am not telling you how long ago that was… but it was way before computers…

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I hope the lidocaine and the PT work and your shoulder gets back to normal soon @MeganB!

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