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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > 1 week FORCED NO computer or Sewing time ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 12/31/13 1:49 AM

Well after yet another ER visit - I am being FORCED to not get on the computer (uh I'm not starting tonight hehee) but for 1 week NO computer and NO sewing to see if my neck flare up can ease up a bit.... now, if DH goes out for a couple hours... well Watch out!!

But this is my life - the forums, wandering the internet, playing games on the internet, or cutting and sewing. WTH does anyone else do with endless days of ????? hmm

anyway - Cya in a week

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Date: 12/31/13 2:00 AM

Wow. Poor you. I hope your neck gets better and puts an end to deprivation like this. Can you read or do handwork? No, I guess both of those require bending one's neck.

That's awful.

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Date: 12/31/13 2:40 AM

Hopefully it is not sewing or computer contributing to the flare up!!! Gee read a book, tv, cook, clean, shop for fabric

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Date: 12/31/13 2:50 AM

Watch the zillion Craftsy classes that I have bought but not watched yet. Heh

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Date: 12/31/13 5:18 AM

I am on and off the internet all the time, but I usually read when I get tired of it.

When I was on bed rest with my pregnancy, I read a book a day and organized my patterns. Planted an herb garden, took care of it, taught the dog to play dead, talked a lot to DH and slept.

It sucks and I'm sorry.

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Date: 12/31/13 8:06 AM

Oh dear!! Do get better soon!!! I have those thoughts of "what do people do when they don't have an all consuming hobby like sewing?!??" Well, when I can't/am not sewing, I read profusely. I also bake. That's no good for Mister's waistline....but yummy :)

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Date: 12/31/13 8:33 AM

Oh Ick!!! When does this start??? I would think that reading a book puts your neck in the same position.....so that leaves long walks, house cleaning.....?????
Most of the people I know don't DO anything...especially at our ages...

Can you elevate your monitor so that you are not looking down with your neck bent??? Put a pile of books underneath it????
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Date: 12/31/13 8:38 AM

It probably started before she left the hospital! Do you have an iPad so you can lift it up to eye level instead of craning your neck?(I'm a problem solver.)

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Date: 12/31/13 9:30 AM

I had neck problems several months ago and I felt it came from Computer and sewing. I wasn't about to give up either(especially sewing). It felt muscular and I tried to do some exercises to loosen things up. Nothing worked, not even Advil. When it got so bad I couldn't turn my head with out a horrific amount of pain shooting up from my shoulder blades, through the back of my neck, and up into my head, I had to do something.

I went to a back/neuro doc and he took some x-rays. Said I was in great shape(I guess for my age ). I do have a bit of "Arthur" in my neck, but that's not what was causing the pain. He said it was more than likely muscular. He gave me some high powered anti-inflammatory and wanted me in physical therapy for a while. After about the second pill, I was feeling better. I went to PT a couple of times, but there was little happening there that I couldn't do at home. The Physical Therapist agreed. Luckily all this seemed to work.

Something amusing happened when the doc was showing me my x-rays. He pointed out how straight my neck bones were. I remarked, "That's great!" He said, "no it's not, they are suppose to be curved". This was the indication that the muscles were pulling so tight, they were restricting my neck.

Hope you find the right combination for you

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Date: 12/31/13 9:30 AM

I have chronic neck pain and headaches, so I can relate. There are times I can barley manage to do anything, let alone sew. I also love to knit but can't do that very much. I ride cutting horses as well, which is becoming more painful all the time. So when I can't do these things, I usually fill my free time training my dog and baking and since I can't completely stay away from the computer, I stack books underneath it to raise it up. Ice packs are my best friends

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