Monday, June 15, 2009
A Good Computer Chair
A good computer chair is worth its weight in gold. Don't you think?
It's amazing how debilitating a pulled muscle can be. A week ago, I was making the bed, when I stood up and instantly felt two definite crunches in my lower back. I spent the rest of the day on the couch because moving was too painful. The next morning I couldn't get out of bed. It was a long boring week of heating pad, chesterfield and TV. Thankfully, yesterday I was moving well enough to join my family (husband, sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren) on the pontoon boat for a day of fishing.
Today, I'm checking out my computer chair from every angle because every time I sit down, after about 15 minutes, my back starts aching. Yet, the chair looks great. Strong, firm back, level armrests, and firm, steady seat. The back seems a perfect mold to my back.
I hear two distinct responses from others who spend their work day at a computer. Either they love their chair or they hate it. But they all agree, when they were in the store picking out the chair, it seemed perfect. So, my question is. ... how do you tell if you're going to love your chair or not? How do you know that your comfy choice may prove a big mistake once you sit on it for a few weeks?
I can remember picking out my chair at Staples. I tried all of them, after visiting all the other office furniture stores in town. I was convinced this chair was for me. And I'm pretty sure it was for a long time. Actually. I'm not even sure that's changed. Maybe I'm just worn out. Or maybe the chair (8 yrs old) needs to be retired. Chairs are damn expensive. I guess the answer is, does my back deserve better? Or should I be grateful I'm not sitting on my dining room chair?