Saturday, May 5, 2012

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??

Linking up to:

The Graphics Fairy

7 comments :

  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.!
    Peggy

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

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  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.

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

    blessings,
    karianne

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

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

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

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