They're all darling (including the blue/green one in the other post). I would love to be able to do something like that. I lack the patience :PDo you ever have problems with your fingers/wrists when you're knitting or crocheting? My EDS isn't severe, but I know that there are certain things my fingers just wont do. I feel like that would be one of them (it's my DIP joints that are worse, so my dexterity is waning, and my right wrist subluxes a lot).
I always have problems with my wrists and fingers whie I crochet! It's something I'm used to, and I have learned how I have to hold things to dislocate/sublux less frequently.I tried to learn how to knit, but between the two needles, the yarn and the weight of the material you're working on, I couldn't do it. I know how, but my fingers just won't. It's really annoying. The weirdest thing about it, is that I dislocate my shoulders while crocheting. I have to constantly shift positions, and take frequent breaks.
For anybody else, I would say 'huh, that's weird'. But we know that weird is just a day in the life with EDSers, right ;PFor me, my fingers really drive me nuts at work. We have these disposable blood pressure cuffs that have a slide/snap connect to the main machine. And I can never do them because my DIPs are so uncooperative. And thing like pulling off a pair of gloves is enough to sublux at least a few fingers. Turning patients and holding them, pulling on tight sheets, gait belts, removing IVs, all the little things....it's all potential for my fingers to go nuts on me (as well as many other joints). But for us, we have to know that we rock for doing it anyway.
I don't think I'd last a day working at a hospital. There's way too much running around. I'd also be afraid of twitching while doing something delicate involving needles. I have a hard enough time with office equipment. All the writing, typing, stapling, even opening mail causes injuries on a daily basis. I have a nice sharp letter opener, but it takes so ling to open an envelope with it, that I just don't bother any more.And yes, we totally rock for doing things most people take for granted!
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