Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. (smile) I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one who has dealt with this. Like Cindy and Amy, I've dealt with the shoulder issue for years but thought it was more important to keep scanning. It started shortly after I got my first scanner and started using it heavily, 18 years ago. Their was no Bookshare back then, and I decided having books was worth the price. The elbow thing caught me by surprise though. Jackie's message has convinced me that resting for a day and then taking Advil and moving on won't work very well. On the bright side, I have a lot of scans I can clean up for submission while resting my elbow. I enjoy the process of scanning books, the rhythm of the scanning. So I don't want to give it up permanently. Do any of you know of a book or web site where I can find directions for strengthening the arm muscles once the elbow feels better? My doctor has given me some sheets of paper with exercise diagrams on them. I can read the care instructions but not any of the exercises. I have to laugh since the top of the first sheet says "no scanning for six, (6), weeks." Yet I couldn't read the sheets without scanning them. Lol! I'll be giggling about that one for awhile. -- Monica Willyard Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.