A Recreational Hazard

I have a new health and safety poster at my desk -- albeit a bit too late. I don't know what I was thinking, but we didn't put my desk up on a perch when we moved here and it is too low. Or... my armrest was too high and I didn't think to lower it. Needless to say, many hours of doing genealogy, surfing, scrapping, and pinning and I have mouse elbow. It is similar to tennis elbow, but I am finding it much harder to heal. I am trying to rest it, but it is the start of gardening season. I am using my left hand for my mouse when I can, icing it, massaging it, and taking ibuprophen. Sigh. I thought that making a poster would help -- but I used my right hand for mousing. Ooops.

The skeleton & Miss Mousie are from The Graphics Fairy of course. The text was found here with a slight modification on that last line. The addition of the Red Cross logo was inspired by Vickie at Ranger 911's post here. I think it makes it look awfully official!

I am waiting to get in to see the doc as I am finding that this just does not go away on it's own. It is painful to even turn a door knob let alone garden. Has anyone else had mouse elbow? What helped you??

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  1. Tracy - love the poster! I have found the only thing that helps me is to wear the tennis elbow "band" that goes around your arm just below your elbow - makes a huge difference when you are gardening, etc.!

    1. Thanks Peggy! I will put it back on and hope for the best! :)

  2. Ha! I love your new poster! But on a more serious note, I feel your pain. I have a burning, tingling spot under my shoulder blade that is from using the mouse. I tried using my other hand, but just can't do it! So, I have to limit my computer usage at home, since I'm on it a lot at work, too.

  3. Oh....no! I have never heard of mouse elbow before :( I hope you heal and get better soon. I love your posts!


  4. Wowzer, that is one incredibly inventive idea. I love this poster. Amazing. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Sorry to hear about your aches and pain. Who knew? But the poster is completely awesome!!! Made me smile.
    Take care,

  6. I've never heard of this... It sounds terrible! I do hope you are feeling better very soon. :(


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