Monday, April 24, 2017

Afghan #49 and Hope for Healing Dystonia

Afghan 49 is in the books (and in the mail)! I made this one with Red Heart's Petal Pink yarn. The pattern was the Antigua Throw from Naturally Caron.

As for the hand, the botox has mostly warn off. I was supposed to get a second round about a week ago, but my doctor left the practice, so I had to get a new doctor. (I am so thankful for the new doctor taking me on, as there aren't really any other neurologists in the area!) The new doctor thoroughly re-examined my hand and came to the same diagnosis: focal dystonia. He said it's possible that multiple rounds of botox will retrain my brain to use my hand correctly, but it's also possible that this problem won't go away.

I have to wait until the end of next month for a treatment, so we'll see what happens in the meantime. It's hard for me to accept the fact that this problem may get worse, and that I may need to stop crocheting one day, as I enjoy it greatly. For now, though, I do what I can when I can, thank God, and pray. He is the ultimate healer!


  1. How many skeens did that take? It's a really pretty pattern!

    1. I just used one jumbo skein. And thanks for the compliment!