Each night, before lights-out, I read in bed. A real book. Last week, by accident, I discovered that a book can help you get out of bed.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m sore, I will sometimes use my fist to push myself up out of bed. (Shhh! Don’t tell Anne. She does not like the extra strain that this places on the metacarpophalangeal joints – the knuckles.) But, there are times when you gotta do what you gotta do.
Anyway, just as I was getting up, I was holding onto my book, with a locked wrist, and—voilà!—I suddenly had leverage!
By the way, it was a hardcover, which ordinarily, I don’t like. I may have to reconsider that.
So as not to be so hard on those beloved books, I think a piece of wood might do the trick. I do have some ideas about how to make this sturdier, and softer on the hands. I may have to run this idea by Maarten and James.
*Please check with your healthcare professional before undertaking this trick.
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