Sunday, January 30, 2011
For those who may not know I;ve been told by my Ortho Dr. that I need two knee replacements and it is exacting why I'm finally going to stop all my excuses and once again start exercising slowly even if I can do only 10 minutes a day. A couple of weeks ago I stopped my 30-45 minutes of sit down exercise as my knees were hurting worse than ever and I blamed it on exercising!! When I went to my Ortho Surgeon I asked him if the exercising could be why my knees were hurting and he just said, "Well they are bone on bone". But, when I went to leave his office his parting remark was, "Stay Active". So, I feel like I got mixed messages from him--and not really the advice I wanted and paid for. He just keeps telling me what a good candidate I am for two total knee replacements, in otherwords two scary, at least to me, surgeries and long recovery time.
Then, yesterday Ann, one of the Leaders of a favorite team of mine wrote me that she also had been told she needed two knee replacements and walking was painful but like most people really didn't want the surgeries so she got smart and joined SP and exercises and tracks her food and guess what she now can walk without a walker, in her words, " for not too far or too long", but she is once again mobile and she attributes that mainly due to exercising almost every day. I know she enjoys working out at Curves and taking her beloved dog for a walk. There are others who have lost weight and gotten active and they all are enjoying life so much more now. They don't have to depend on others to help them with household chores, shopping, etc.
Yes, I want that for me--to be more mobile and pain free! So, no more excuses cuts it for me anymore as so many friends have motivated me that I can and will do a little exercise every day--I even joined the Knee Team, not too long ago, for more exercise ideas! Thank all of you for those gentle kicks in the butt as I sure needed them--it's about time I took responsibility for my actions or in this case non-action!