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Oct 25, 2012 13:15:15   #
Knitwitch51
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm warmer for his finance. She is being treated for colon cancer and wears a "port" in her right arm. The treatments make patients very cold, so they were very happy to receive stocking caps at the hospital, but my son wants something for her arm. He gave me this website http://www.ronwear.com/ and it shows jackets, but he's talking about sleeves. Does anyone of you have any patterns, or ideas on helping her?
Thank you in advance,
Ruth
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm w... (show quote)


Think of a leg warmer, only for an arm .... I am a breast cancer survivor and yes, becoming cold during treatments is very common. Perhaps it's the idea of that toxic material going into your system, or sitting in an air-conditioned room and not being able to move .... regardless, here's my suggestion:

A funky sleeve ... with sassy buttons. My personal preference would be in an alpaca yarn (so comfy, cosy!). Why not surprise her with matching slippers, or socks too? I always found that my neck would get cold, and that made my body cold.

I'm very impressed that your son is so thoughtful! Sending prayers for a successful recovery of his fiance. Love of family is the best medicine in this journey!
 
Oct 25, 2012 13:18:58   #
valj46
 
i thought maybe those fingerless mitts only knit them extra long . i have seen a free pattern on one of the websites for arm warmers.
BobnDejasMom wrote:
Would something like leg warmers work?
Oct 25, 2012 13:39:22   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm warmer for his finance. She is being treated for colon cancer and wears a "port" in her right arm. The treatments make patients very cold, so they were very happy to receive stocking caps at the hospital, but my son wants something for her arm. He gave me this website http://www.ronwear.com/ and it shows jackets, but he's talking about sleeves. Does anyone of you have any patterns, or ideas on helping her?
Thank you in advance,
Ruth
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm w... (show quote)


get a legwarmer pattern, make it a little smaller byt not to snug on the port. Bless you for caring for her.
Oct 25, 2012 13:55:18   #
dad's funnyface
 
Thinking good thoughts for your son's fiancee.
Oct 25, 2012 16:37:18   #
Frogsong
 
I'm probably going to get reamed for this but.... please do some research into treating cancer with cannabis. I know a lady who just completely cured herself (same cancer) with suppositories she made herself out of cannabis as well as eating it. Her doctor gave her less than 6 months to live. She is now cancer free.

There have been lots of studies. Cannabis kills cancer cells. It also kills Mersa cells.
Oct 25, 2012 17:13:28   #
MarilynKnits (a regular here)
 
You may want to think of matching leg warmers. I had hip surgery in July and was surprised that my legs felt cold during the first couple of weeks of recuperation. I was blessed to have been given a prayer shawl by a darling friend, and laid that over my legs, but with the much more serious issue of chemo this lady is experiencing, she may be able to use something that will stay in place when she naps.

My heartfelt wishes to her for a complete and comfortable recovery.
 
Oct 25, 2012 17:13:46   #
Yarngrandma
 
That is very interesting. My great-grandfather was an herbal doctor/surgeon, and had a sanitarium in Belleville. Ohio. I could see him using this type of therapy. God put all different kinds of plants on this earth, and nothing natural surprises me if it is used for healing. Unfortunately, most doctors don't even study the benefits of herbs.
Frogsong wrote:
I'm probably going to get reamed for this but.... please do some research into treating cancer with cannabis. I know a lady who just completely cured herself (same cancer) with suppositories she made herself out of cannabis as well as eating it. Her doctor gave her less than 6 months to live. She is now cancer free.

There have been lots of studies. Cannabis kills cancer cells. It also kills Mersa cells.
Oct 25, 2012 20:43:08   #
kneonknitter
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm warmer for his finance. She is being treated for colon cancer and wears a "port" in her right arm. The treatments make patients very cold, so they were very happy to receive stocking caps at the hospital, but my son wants something for her arm. He gave me this website http://www.ronwear.com/ and it shows jackets, but he's talking about sleeves. Does anyone of you have any patterns, or ideas on helping her?
Thank you in advance,
Ruth
My son called me tonight and asked me for an arm w... (show quote)


Ruth...when my DH (RIP) was on dialysis, he needed arm warmers. I measured the length of his arm the circumference of his wrist, forearm where the port was & his arm from the elbow to the shoulder. I knit up to the port, increasing where necessary to allow for the width of the arm, then at the port site I made a 'buttonhole' long enough for the tech to reach the port & then proceeded to finish the sleeve up to his armpit. I made a complete sleeve for his other arm without a buttonhole. He loved it & his dialysis mates all wanted a pair too.
I pray for your DIL to overcome this dreadful disease & a speedy recovery.

Sheryl
Oct 25, 2012 21:44:05   #
Yarngrandma
 
Thank you Sheryl this is good advice, and I do thank you. I am sorry to hear of your loss, I pray God will comfort you.
blessings
Ruth
Oct 25, 2012 23:05:46   #
kneonknitter
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
Thank you Sheryl this is good advice, and I do thank you. I am sorry to hear of your loss, I pray God will comfort you.
blessings
Ruth


Thank you Ruth.
Oct 26, 2012 09:28:56   #
need2know
 
I made a cover for a friend some time ago.
Knitted a cuff in the round to her length she wanted,opened the work on circ.ndl, than increased to a shawl size, knitting all the way across to the other side, decreasing to start of second cuff. Knit that in the round.
Made 2 differed ones as she asked for.
Knitted both sides from the cuff to center back ( she wanted a wider part from shoulder to back) and connected with kitchner stitch, or stitch together so it won't create a ridge.
Not hard to do, just measure from wrist to wrist.
 
Oct 26, 2012 09:59:10   #
Knitnewbie
 
Frogsong wrote:
I'm probably going to get reamed for this but.... please do some research into treating cancer with cannabis. I know a lady who just completely cured herself (same cancer) with suppositories she made herself out of cannabis as well as eating it. Her doctor gave her less than 6 months to live. She is now cancer free.

There have been lots of studies. Cannabis kills cancer cells. It also kills Mersa cells.


This is good to know. Don't know why it has not been legalized. I'm sure some people would want to try it. I wouldn't be able to smoke it, since I can't bear the thought of inhaling. The few short years that I tried smoking cigarettes, I could never inhale and if I did so on accident, I would end up choking and coughing and spoiling everyone's night! :oops:
Oct 26, 2012 11:53:01   #
Frogsong
 
[quote=Knitnewbie][

This is good to know. Don't know why it has not been legalized. I'm sure some people would want to try it. I wouldn't be able to smoke it, since I can't bear the thought of inhaling. The few short years that I tried smoking cigarettes, I could never inhale and if I did so on accident, I would end up choking and coughing and spoiling everyone's night! :oops:[/quote]

I can't smoke it either. I have had Fibromyalgia with insomnia for years and many of the drugs they were prescribing me have been pulled off the market. My SO tried for two years to get me to try it and I wouldn't. After they pulled the last of the pain meds off the market that I was taking I decided to try it since it's legal here in California.

I can't tolerate the "high" so I only take it at night to help me sleep. And I have never slept so good. Sleeping pills didn't work for me and made me feel sick all day the following day. So for sleep this was a godsend to me. I don't smoke it either. I make gel caps that I swallow just like a regular medication. Just getting sleep has helped with the fibro pain during the day.

I know a lot of people who have been helped by Cannabis. It's good for pain, it stops or drastically reduces epileptic seizures. It help with IBS, it helps with the nausea associated with Chemo so patients can hold down food. You can make lotions and creams out of it for rubbing on arthritic joints. There are a whole host of other ailments it treats.

They don't want to make it legal because the pharmaceutical industry doesn't want it legalized. If it helps people, they buy less pharmaceuticals, and they can't have that. They say it has no medical value, yet they patented substances in the plant and make a fake cannabis pill called Marinol. Basically, they want it all to themselves. I have a problem with big pharma patenting a natural plant that we should all have access to.

I was totally against it all my life, but I'm totally for it now because I have seen the benefits in myself and others. I believe this plant was put here for us to use and we should be using it.
Oct 26, 2012 12:00:29   #
kneonknitter
 
[quote=Frogsong]
Knitnewbie wrote:
[

This is good to know. Don't know why it has not been legalized. I'm sure some people would want to try it. I wouldn't be able to smoke it, since I can't bear the thought of inhaling. The few short years that I tried smoking cigarettes, I could never inhale and if I did so on accident, I would end up choking and coughing and spoiling everyone's night! :oops:[/quote]

I can't smoke it either. I have had Fibromyalgia with insomnia for years and many of the drugs they were prescribing me have been pulled off the market. My SO tried for two years to get me to try it and I wouldn't. After they pulled the last of the pain meds off the market that I was taking I decided to try it since it's legal here in California.

I can't tolerate the "high" so I only take it at night to help me sleep. And I have never slept so good. Sleeping pills didn't work for me and made me feel sick all day the following day. So for sleep this was a godsend to me. I don't smoke it either. I make gel caps that I swallow just like a regular medication. Just getting sleep has helped with the fibro pain during the day.

I know a lot of people who have been helped by Cannabis. It's good for pain, it stops or drastically reduces epileptic seizures. It help with IBS, it helps with the nausea associated with Chemo so patients can hold down food. You can make lotions and creams out of it for rubbing on arthritic joints. There are a whole host of other ailments it treats.

They don't want to make it legal because the pharmaceutical industry doesn't want it legalized. If it helps people, they buy less pharmaceuticals, and they can't have that. They say it has no medical value, yet they patented substances in the plant and make a fake cannabis pill called Marinol. Basically, they want it all to themselves. I have a problem with big pharma patenting a natural plant that we should all have access to.

I was totally against it all my life, but I'm totally for it now because I have seen the benefits in myself and others. I believe this plant was put here for us to use and we should be using it.
br br This is good to know. Don't know why it h... (show quote)


You say you used it for IBS. My son has Crohn's & IBD. I would like to find some relief for him as he cannot use the traditional medications as they cause him to have pancreatitis. Did you ingest it for the IBS? If so, can you tell me how you did it? I appreciate your help. He suffers terribly & hasn't been able to work steadily for the past 3 years.
Sheryl
Oct 26, 2012 12:18:16   #
Knitnewbie
 
[quote=Frogsong][quote=Knitnewbie][I was totally against it all my life, but I'm totally for it now because I have seen the benefits in myself and others. I believe this plant was put here for us to use and we should be using it.[/quote]

I'm glad you found relief. Maybe someone will make some sense of this and allow people to use it for medicinal purposes. Years ago, cocaine and marijuana were used for medicines and cocaine was routinely put in coca cola.
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