I have been corrupted. I have picked up a hobby I swore I would never learn. I didn’t have interest in learning an “old person’s hobby”. I learned to knit.
During chemo, so many of the things I enjoyed were not possible for me. I knew I needed an activity to feel somewhat useful. Knitting shows up time and time again as a positive activity for those on chemo. And now there is a scientific study that proves it.
It seems that due to needing to use both sides of the brain while knitting helps with depression and a wide range of other mental struggles. All of those struggles are very common while fighting the “Ugly C”.
For me the neuropathy got bad enough that I couldn’t knit at the end of treatment and I still struggle to be able to do it. But for a while it gave me something productive to do. It gave me something I could make for the nurses that helped me so much.