[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanner's Elbow?

  • From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 22:43:03 -0400

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
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