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21 August 2008 @ 08:56 am
Here I Be  
Damn, I wish I could figure out why I get so much shoulder pain when I use the trackball at work and not at home. I have the same trackball and everything. I've even paid close attention to how I sit at home to see if there was a difference. Here I am, just an hour in, and my shoulder is beginning to hurt. By the end of the day, it will be wretched.

So yeah, I'm back at work. Still not feeling great, but there you go.

I'm sure everyone has heard by now that Atlantis has been canceled. It really surprised me -- it's not like there's a wealth of decent viewing on SciFi. I thought it was one of their highest rated scripted shows? Very strange. I'm going to miss it.

Women's Beach Volleyball last night was awesome!! I was on the edge of my seat. Yay! for Misti May and Kerri winning the Gold!

medie is having a Love Meme at her place. I mention this so I don't have to buy her dinner [g]

Waiting for my tea to steep, then maybe I'll feel a little more human.

Later: here's me.
dejladejla on August 21st, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Just heard it. How odd that they should cancel it -- I thought it got good ratings.

And I'm sad for all those who liked it.
dejladejla on August 21st, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Also, I joined up for the love meme.

Do you suppose suppose that your chair at work is lower or higher than the one at home? And it is the same trackball at both?
Ithithildyn on August 21st, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
You know, I tried to keep the height the same and all, but I did just lower the back. Maybe it's pressing into a different spot on my back. Yeah, exact same trackball at both places.
fkastrider: hat 2007fkastrider on August 21st, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
I think that I have my chairs the same height at work and home, but the distance from my shoulder to desk appears to be different.

At work, the desk sits at a height that allows my right elbow to rest on the desk without pushing the upper arm into the shoulder. I do not have pain at work.

At home, my work surface is higher and the elbow pushes the upper arm into the shoulder causing pain. I also have less desk space between the keyboard/mouse pad and the edge of the desk on which to lay my arm. Both of these contribute to the pain.

Sometime in the next two weeks my regular doctor is getting me into an orthosurgeon to check out that shoulder. I had rotator cuff problems with both shoulders several (maybe ten) years ago. I have had the drill bit in the shuolder joint problem now for about 18 months. The last time it was looked at (October 2007) they couldn't find anything, so its back to a different set of doctors. None of the usual medications have a significant effect on the pain, so I work to ignore it during the day and hit it with 800mg of Ibuprofen at night.

Hope you are feeling better. TTFN (Ta-Ta For Now)
Ithithildyn on August 21st, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hope they can fix you up!
Julie Frost, SFF writer: Hugsagilebrit on August 21st, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
That volleyball match was awesomesauce. I was hoping that Misty and Kerri would keep their winning streak just as much as I was hoping they'd get the gold medal.

Argh on the shoulder thing. But you must be doing something different? Either that or you're just under more stress at work than you are at home and that's how it's manifesting itself.
Ithithildyn on August 21st, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
I know there has to be something different, just can't figure out what. Is annoying :)
Dragonsinger: Asurprise - debcdragonsinger on August 21st, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Atlantis has been canceled? Whoa. I guess this only leaves Eureka for them now, huh? Wonder what they'll replace it with.
dejladejla on August 21st, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Sanctuary, I suspect.
Dragonsingerdragonsinger on August 21st, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
What's Sanctuary?
Ithithildyn on August 21st, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
It's Amanda Tapping's new series. I guess it started out as a web series, and now it's going to be a real series.
Dragonsingerdragonsinger on August 21st, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
dejladejla on August 21st, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
It's a new show with Amanda Tapping. It was a web series at first, but they've given it the go-ahead for a full-tv series.
Ithithildyn on August 21st, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess it was announced last night.
Lara I.lara_everlong on August 21st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
is your desk at home at a slightly different height? is the trackball in the same spot relative to where you sit?

shoulders are VERY finicky body parts...
Ithithildyn on August 21st, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
The desks are different heights, but I try and compensate with chair height. I'll keep tweaking at it and see what I can come up with.
Sophie: sluggysophiedb on August 21st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Atlantis was cancelled? Wankers!

Hope you feel better soon *hug*