I bought this plastic spine to understand my health problems and
my x-rays (in dutch) better.
It has really helped me to understand them better.
It might seem a very simple adjustment,
but for me an electric toothbrush is much less stressful for my neck than a regular toothbrush.
For everyone with neck problems, who is still using a normal toothbrush,
I can recommend an electric toothbrush.
I always use a headset with a phone.
If I have to hold the phone with one hand, then my neck is stressed on one side.
In my opinion it is bad for everyone to hold a phone with one hand for a long time.
For me, a headset with two speakers is better.
Due to my neck problems I am often dull, and with two speakers I have less trouble with
Because my voice is not very clear, I don't use a headset with a noise-canceling microphone,
because then people often don't understand me.
A phone with "hands free" or "speaker phone" could be useful,
but I have problems with those, because only one person can talk at a time
(except for some expensive phones) and I have to make more effort to speak clearly.
For a long time I used a phone that I tampered together.
In the picture below you see a phone, an amplifier and a headset (which is unfortunately with one speaker).
The amplifier is meant to be able to use a regular headset, which can also be used on my computer.
This way I don't have to use a special headset that are used with phones.
The photo below shows a phone with a connector for a headset.
I was not able to properly set this phone for me.
However, inside the phone was a chip which was programmable by use of the keypad of the phone.
I therefor was able to set the volume for the microphone louder.
So I could use this phone after all.
I thought a dect phone with headset would do.
But with the phone above, I had the problem again that people don't understand me, because my
voice is not very clear.
In 2016, I only use a cell phone. It is reasonably okay, although some people don't hear me very well.
Board for reading and writing
To read or to write something while sitting at a table, I have to bent my neck too much.
So I sought the most simple way to make a board for reading and writing.
The simplest solution was a board with a clamp. And it does work very well.
Sometimes I stick a paper to the board with adhesive.
I use writable adhesive, because that is easy to remove.
I don't use a pen a lot, because I have to bent my head during writing.
But if I write something, I prefer a rollerball pen
(also called roller, roller pen, roller ballpoint).
These pens write a lot easier and need only a very little force against paper to write.
A roller ballpoint uses a water based ink or a gel ink, and therefor they write very easy.
Some are not waterproof, but others have ink that is immediately dry after writing and
are waterproof after just a few seconds.
Stainless steel plates
I use these stainless steel bowls as plate.
They are cheap, very light in weight, and they don't break when they fall.
A brush with some cold water is often enough to clean them for the next meal.
The stainless steel plates turned out to be very handy,
and therefor I bought a stainless steel teapot as well.
It is a very cheap teapot of 10 euros.
Last change to this page: October 2016