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2/5/13 10:50 P

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Hmm, Harley therapy... That could work for me!! LOL

Woubbie, you have my sympathy for the changes - I totally get it. Any organizational change adds stress! I hope the impact is minimized.

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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2/5/13 9:50 P

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My cubicle colleague has virtually permanent nerve damage in her right shoulder from poor computer mouse "form" for too many years.

I was starting to get numbness in the big muscle at my upper back and it was from not having support for my forearms all day. I moved my monitor and keyboard back about 10 inches and pulled my chair in to rest my arms on the desk and the numbness cleared up really quickly.

Big meetings tomorrow. Not looking forward to them. Organizational changes, even when positive, equal stress. DO. NOT. WANT. Time to go play and relax.

Labour is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln


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2/5/13 9:34 P

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Today I got up 6am, and rode my old Harley Electraglide. It was 37 degrees when I left my house. Really not as bad as it sounds for riding. I went with my brothers and sisters in the PGR (Patriot Guard Riders) to honor the memory of Green Beret Command Master Sergeant Hugh Teague. It was a good day.

My psychologist is named Harley Davidson.


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LUCYSUNFLOWER's Photo LUCYSUNFLOWER Posts: 7,420
2/5/13 5:21 P

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Maw, I've wondered too, but last night I was so relaxed that I woke up drooling on my pillow! My massage therapist says that's the best level of relaxation to achieve... (the jaw muscle is the last to let go), however, at the same time I could feel my neck muscles bunching up on the other side. I really don't think I'm doing anything differently in this job, but I do have to admit that I am working MUCH more intensely than I have at any other job. And this neck thing definitely started with this job (and balancing my crazy mother, clients, etc along with it).

I think it's a different kind of stress - and it's not coming from my coworkers and boss - they are great. I think I'm mentally jacked up to learn as much as I can as fast as I can because I hate saying "I don't know"... Basically, I think I'm doing it to myself! LOL I have a ton to learn here, and I need to slow down, pace myself, and not apply internal pressure. There are external questions coming at me, but no one here (or in the home office in Denmark) is placing undue pressure on me. I am working with my acupuncturist, my chiropractor, and a very good massage therapist, and I hope that fixes it. I'm also working on my head... :)

I downloaded this awesome little desktop gadget to remind me to get up and stretch if anyone else is interested. It's called StretchClock (just google that) and the guy who created it lives about a mile from me! It's timed, guided stretches that are quick and simple and can be done in an office without causing embarrassment! I am really liking it, and it is definitely helping.

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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BUDGETMAW Posts: 3,100
2/5/13 3:00 P

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That's a great start, Debb! Way to go!

Leslie, is it possible that your desk and/or chair and/or computer are wrong for you somehow? Too high or too low or too far away or something like that? You've been under a lot of stress for a long time now (think Crazy Lady!) without these problems. Seems like the physical issues have come on since you started working at the new job, with new physical situations, too. Maybe making a point of getting up and stretching every half hour or hour or so? Or might a tooth guard thing help - the kind you use to keep from clenching your jaw?

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2/5/13 1:29 P

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Sounds like a peaceful day, Maw!

I woke up at 2:00 a.m. to an energetic Schnauzer who decided he MUST go out, but instead of asking he just ran back and forth across the floor as loudly as possible... Grr. I went back to sleep within a few minutes of letting him back inside, but while I was awake I noticed that my neck is tightening up again. That is SO discouraging!! I'm off the steroids for the second time, but I can feel the jaw pain brewing at a low level. My massage therapist found the muscles that are causing it, but beyond that it appears that the noise in my head is affecting the muscles. I'm stretching as much as I can today and I hope that helps.

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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2/5/13 1:28 P

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Just about 6:30 pm here. Why do the days fly by so quickly?

I "gave away" 10 pounds this first week back on induction. It's enough to help me with incentive to continue. However, I do realise it's week one, and every week won't be like this, darn it. But it's a start, true?

Had the dogs at the park twice today; the second time it was raining and cold. But it was (still) fun!

Food is good: hard boiled eggs and mayo earlier, and chicken with mayo shortly. Think I'll steam some asparagus I bought -- it's fresh, and won't last forever.

Everyone having a good day, I hope?

Debb
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2/5/13 1:06 P

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Spent the morning at the library. Absolutely MUST do the readings for class tonight this afternoon! And that should pretty much take care of the day.

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