Karen HunterKnits by Karen
When I was 25 I became ill, but they didn’t know what was wrong as all my tests came back clear. Eventually they took me to theatre to open me up to see what was going on. My colon ruptured on the table and I woke up with an Ileostomy, it was later discovered that I had Crohn’s Disease. It was hard to come to terms with having to wear a bag for the rest of my life. Over the next 13 years I was in and out of hospital for various procedures and operations. In 2008 I was taken in so they could remove adhesions as they were pulling the stoma back inside me. The operation went well and I was recovering, until 10 days later, when I was in an awful lot of pain, it turned out my bowel had strangulated itself, so back to theatre where they removed even more of my bowel. I then contracted MRSA, Septicaemia and internal bleeding. I’ve been diagnosed with Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome and I’m in constant pain. I have knitted since I was about 5 years old, mostly for my sisters children or for charity. A neighbour asked me to knit a hat for her son and she was so pleased with it she told me I should be selling them. It took a lot of persuasion but Knits by Karen was born.
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