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Knitting Equals Pleasure, Despite ME/CFS

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  1. IreneF

    IreneF Senior Member

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    Kids' things are so much fun to make. My sewing room is slowly coming together. I don't even have the energy to clear off the table, tho.

    My daughter is a good kid. She's had a slow start because of anxiety and adhd, but her bf has really helped her since she moved in with him. She just needs to get her education completed. Unfortunately, she's a bio major, and the labs tend to have toxins, so pregnancy would be unwise. I told her I would help her out if I could, but that's really asking for a miracle at this point.
     
  2. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    lol That's me, exactly! :)
     
  3. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Activity like knitting probably stimulates many muscles from fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, back and etc.......

    Even with just 10 minutes it probably exerts a minor effect on metabolic rate, in someone with S.E.I.D.!!!!!!! I imagine that this minor effect can be therapeutic for many of us. I squeeze a stress ball several times a day and contract/flex my feet as well.

    Even what most people would consider trivial can be therapeutic for people with S.E.I.D. (this to hard to type!!!)
     
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  4. Folky girl

    Folky girl

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    Thanks for the article. I can very much relate! Knitting has made me feel like I'm achieving something when I otherwise can't even do basic things. It has been a sanity saver many times, including during hospital stays. I'm a songwriter and have written a song about knitting with ME/CFS. (I'm not trying to make any money, you can listen for free)

    It's here https://naomiflanagan.bandcamp.com/track/love-in-angora-2
     
  5. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Folky girl,

    There is nothing quite like knitting for reclaiming a sense of peace ... or at least a semblance of it.

    That's wonderful that you are able to write songs.:)
     

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