Today I finally received the stand-up desk(1) I’d been hoping(2) to get at work.
When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year, I spent a lot of time analyzing all kinds of daily variables. I was trying to determine which behaviors caused more pain, or less pain. It didn’t take long to notice that the days I spent the majority of my time at work sitting at my desk generally lead to days of elevated pain.
Then one day I was on Tumblr and I saw that author John Green has a treadmill desk. This was a concept I liked, except I didn’t want to do all that exercise. I thought Wouldn’t it be awesome if I could get one of those and just stand at it, rather than walk all day? A little research and viola! I discovered that stand-up desks(3) are a thing.
So we’ll see how this works out, but I’m thinking it’ll go a long way toward reducing the amount of torso pain I’m in most days.
Now if only they made a desk to work against existential pain.
- As in, a desk at which I can stand, not a desk that, itself, stands or, in a figurative sense, a desk that is a dutiful and well-liked member of the community.
- -slash-crusading. *pounds fist over heart* I gotchu, Rob. I gotchu.
- See note 1 supra.