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Things are a bit quiet around here, so I thought I would post a list (I like lists) of things that are making my life easier right now.

1) Audiobooks. They're great for when I'm too tired or sore to hold a book, or when I'm feeling particularly light-sensitive and just need to shut my eyes but don't want to sleep. I had my doubts at first, because I've always been a fast reader (and never wanted my parents to read to me) but now I'm really enjoying them. I have a headphone splitter, so my partner can listen alongside me if she likes. We are currently listening to Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce, and it is awesome.

2) My showerseat. I have a walk-in shower, and find it a bit overwhelming at times, so the seat makes the whole process a bit easier. Good if you tire easily or get dizzy, and it makes the whole towelling off malarky a lot less strenuous as well. It's also good if you shave your legs, because trying to do that standing up is just not fun.

3) My plug-in vibrating heated pillow. It's white and fluffy and is good working out stiffness around the back of my neck and my shoulders although I'd really like a bigger one for my thigh muscles.

4) Wheat-filled heatpacks. My partner made me two and they are amongst my prized possessions. They're softer and more flexible than a hot water bottle and exert a different kind of pressure to the vibrating pillow, and they are particularly helpful for jaw pain, I have found.

5) Sweet, sweet codeine. It is the drug of the gods. Or at least, the drug that stops my head falling off.

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Date: 2010-03-26 08:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragonsally
I think I need one of those vibrating pillows. My friend gave me a vibrating seat cover thingie, and was brilliant but it broke.

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Date: 2010-03-26 10:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragonsally
If you look around the seat ones are marketed for putting on a computer chair, car seat etc. I adored the different vibration settings. Really relaxing as well as brilliant for the pain. Mine was similar to this one

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Date: 2010-03-26 11:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragonsally
I'm in Australia too :)

They used to have them at Innovations. I saw one at Safeway before Christmas and, ah..what is Copperpot called now? Homewares or something like that? They usually have them. If you see them, can you let me know, and I'll do likewise?

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Date: 2010-03-30 02:42 pm (UTC)
trialia: River Song (Alex Kingston) drinking a cup of coffee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] trialia
On the codeine: gods, I wish it would do that for me. I'm on 60/1000 with paracetamol at present, and they're not doing a damn thing. :(

But yay for Tamora Pierce!

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