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Feeling bummed today...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I don't know why this bugs me as much as it does, but it is: yesterday I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees.

In practical terms, this changes a whole lotta nothin'. I'm still going to the gym, there are no exercises that are offlimits for me, I'm still primarily doing water exercise, I still shouldn't really wear dress shoes, and I still need to get smaller. The only real thing that's added is 500mg of Aleve twice a day. Big deal, right?

But it still sucks to be told that "yeah, guess what, you've screwed around so long you messed things up permanently. Congrats, idiot."

Maybe that's it. I feel like an idiot. Once you're past your teen years, you're supposed to grasp the fact that you're not immortal, that things degrade. But I don't think I really had until now.

**sigh** Not so bright.

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DEEDEE84117 1/15/2009 9:58AM

    keep your head up, your doing the right thing by keeping up the exercise.
besides who knows how long you've really had the problem, genetic. for example my daughter was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at 3... so maybe you've had it a long time and its just now starting to bother you, BUT ! your on the right track already of wt loss and exercise, its not like you left the doctor thinking i had better get started being more healthy, your already doing that! so good job! head up!

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JENIFIREHARP 1/13/2009 9:52PM

    Good for you for keeping on exercising! As long as you listen to your doctors recommendations, you should be fine. Exercising correctly will help you get more fit, more energy, and closer to your goals. Sounds good to me!

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