I find myself needing to listen to my body, knowing that it does not lie to me about my limitations.
My right arm and shoulder are "talking back" when I follow my natural inclinations to write and contemplate using my fingers at the keyboard.
I love writing, and my hands labor over such small, but time-consuming, motions.
Even with double-handed labor, it is the right side that has been telling me, off and on for over two years, to limit my time on the computer.
Took a good break with our move and unpacking, and I thought I could get back on board with my recovery communities and blogging. I have a book as well that I would like to make progress on, and am finding even the hand-written work is taxing.
Time for a new kind of balance.
I had some great folks in my old community who knew my body and would have helped me locate an ergonomic specialist, but I ran out of time.
There is no one quite like the osteopath in my old home town. I had just started to learn the exercises for self-care, with his team of physical therapists.
Counting blessings. I do have a good chiropractor. I am waiting for a massage therapist in my new home town to call me back.(Am I imagining it, or does my out of area phone number make people think twice about returning my calls?)
I want more than just treatment. I want to know how I can continue to write, and not hurt myself doing it. I would like to know that my body was OK with this activity.
It is saying, no.