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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Workers Comp?

I know I have a few maillers who follow, and we all know injuries are par for the course with this hobby. More than once I've stabbed myself with the pliers, often resulting in an (annoying) bandaid.

Well, this is a new one for me! In all my crafting experience I've never pulled a muscle. Sore hands, sure. Bad back from being hunch over, all the time! But no, this is an honest to goodness pulled muscle. I didn't believe it at first, and thought for sure I must have something else going on. I had a doctors appointment anyway today, and asked him to take a look just to be sure.

Sure enough, I have pulled my right oblique muscle. My side hurts when I laugh, or when I cough which I've been too a bit with this cold. I figure I must have done it the other day when I spent the majority of the day working either with stainless steel or 12g 1/2" aluminum rings. My hands certain gave me hell for it! I ben primarily with my right arm, so it makes sense... I guess.

Anyway, no more hard rings or weaves for a few.. weeks? Hopefully I don't sell out of my hacky sacs!

Any other weird crafting injuries guys?


Kali said...

While I've given myself plenty of injuries while crafting, most of them are fairly common.

My top three most painful were going through the leather while tooling and jamming a dull stylus into my hand, hot gluing my ring to my hand and running my finger through the sewing machine.