I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in 2007 and severe degenerative disc disease, up until last year my pain has been excruciating and my mobility had decreased significantly causing an agony so great swirled with depression that it was a daily struggle to play with and care for my little girl.
My best friend introduced me to the world of knitting last February and although it took me quite a few months to fight through the pain I quickly fell in love with the craft. The projects I was able to create for myself and my loved ones truly brought so much joy into my life.
Knitting became my relief not just physically but emotionally too, i noticed my pain and stiffness decreased dramatically and my mind became sharper! My depression melted away.
It was my ultimate therapy! knitting did for me what no medication or treatment had ever done before.
I promised my little girl I would make her a sweater and this month I finally kept that promise.