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Old 01-20-2007, 02:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, so I've been lurking in this forum for a few weeks, and y'all have helped me declutter my hall closet, 3/4 of my kitchen cabinets, my bathroom cabinets, Henry's room, organize his worktable and I'm halfway through my bedroom closet. Thank you! I have thrown away three bags of just plain garbage and taken about 6 bags to Goodwill. YAY!

Now, here's the rub...I'm totally on a roll with setting up a cleaning schedule, still excited about decluttering and organizing, and have hurt my shoulder. I have very limited use of my left arm, limited use of my right - I'm able to move them, but with a good deal of pain and I've been instructed to rest as much as possible for a week. I'm trying to save all my arm movement for my kiddos, and since I'm nursing, my shoulders/arms are easily tired and reach their limit quickly. So...how do I stay on top of the house and the organization? : I'm really frustrated, because I hate, hate, hate to see all my good, hard work of getting the house in order go to waste and have to start all over. I was *just* getting to the point of being able to maintain instead of constantly put out fires, and now, I'm feeling very frustrated.

There's a lot I *can't* do - not even my old standby of folding laundry (too much repetitive motion and shoulder movement). I'm so stuck! Here's the help I need: what tasks can you think of that I can do while I rest, if any? If you can't think of any limited range of motion tasks I can do, can you help encourage me that all my hard work is not for naught? Thank you in advance, and thank you SO much for all your posts and the motivation you have helped me attain in the last month!

Mama to H (6) B (3) : A (1)
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