Blog Entries With Tag: ergonomics

Posted: May 9, 2012

Well, joking aside.  I’ve been having a few health problems lately.  Not diabetes related, thank goodness, just plain ol’ normal human being ailments.  One of them being a gynecological problem – which I’ll find out more about after having finally seen a gynecologist  (over a 2 month wait for an ER visit - welcome to  Quebec’s health system – and the waiting game we play).  The gynecologist is suspecting endometriosis – but until the samples she took are analysed – and I see her mid-June – I’m in a holding pattern while I cope with feeling like a bloated pig and not having much energy.

So, what I’ve been diagnosed this week is tennis elbowBillie Jean King – look out!  Not!!  What my physiotherapist is calling this condition for the 21st century is “technology elbow”.  She sees a lot of folks like myself, who work at computers all day long, as well as, and this surprised me, folks who text on their cells a lot.  Well, I have been sending out more text lately on my cell phone, and also since earlier this year, I’ve been working from my kitchen on my netbook (yes – I’ve amazed a lot of people that I can actually perform work from this little thing).  So, of course, kitchen table isn’t exactly ergonomics.  Since my first physio appointment a few days ago – I’m now religiously working from my basement office – but will get tips on how to make it more ergonomic hopefully not cause this problem anymore.  Check out this great video from an ergonomics consultant who knows her stuff!

The other thing going thru’ my head … change occupations – but I love writing, researching, and heck it’s what pays my bills along with the other work I pick up here and there (I’m a Jill of All Trades).  So until I figure out another way to make a living – I’ll stick to what I am doing for now (though pole dancing is still one of my #1 dreams – to keep me fit). 

So, while I get myself repaired (many thanks to my DH for finally giving me the shove to get this looked at – he’s worried I’ll be useless as crew on Jenna’s Journey <lol>), I’ll not be online as much as I like to be (sorry Facebook / Twitter followers).  My next step is to perhaps get a voice recognition program for my computer – that will allow me to compose what I type out manually, to give me some relief – but I’m thinking positive that once I’ve mastered how to not allow this to occur again – I’ll be back in the saddle again full time.

Off to do some exercises – and take a break from this machine that goes bing!

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