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knitting therapy for cancer
Created By: Yvette Moreau

I had been a knitter for about 23 years already when I got sick. On January 22, 2008 I had my thyroid removed along with suspiscious lymph nodes. I have papillary carcinoma that metastasized and am awaiting my first treatment. This is what most people call the "good" cancer because it is very treatable. Having said that it is also a real cancer that has disrupted my life. It has been hard to remain active as my thyroid hormone levels fall. You see, I have to be hypothyroid in order for the treatment to be effective and also for proper scanning. Knitting has been a great source of comfort to me. I can be totally exhausted both mentally and physically and I can still wrap up in a warm blanket and knit. Once I get those needles clicking it is like a form of meditation. It is rhythmic and relaxing and a great source of comfort to be able to accomplish something. Every life experience can teach us something. Cancer has taught me to appreciate the littlest things. I am forever grateful to the person that taught me to knit. I love to work with the softest yarns right now because they feel so good. Lion Brand has wonderful soft comfy yarns. Homespun and Jiffy each have nice soft textures. I hope that I can pass on my passion for knitting to someone else. When I get back on my feet I plan on offering free knitting lessons at our local library.

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