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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I can't seem to get along with my knees. Three weeks ago I lost my balance on the bike and fell squarely on my left knee. I wasn't even riding, just about to take off from my driveway, but I had a heavy load in the basket and it shifted. All month my left knee looked like i was 10 years old again. Not serious but pretty painful and a good excuse not to do modified push-ups all month. Well, that's healed now.

Yesterday I was coming home from a 45 minute walk. There is a short path through some bushes that is a short cut to my house. I tripped on an exposed root and fell full out on the gravel. Didn't bleed or anything, but badly bruised my right knee--and my ego. I felt like a fool and was glad the bushes shielded me from the street. I came home and iced it and I can walk okay now. But there is a big black bruise on my right knee.

This isn't going to stop me. Guess I just need to work on falling more gracefully. After all, Dick Van Dyck made a whole career of it.

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OTEN36 11/30/2012 11:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon your hurting yourself Beth. Now that that's over with. STOP hurting yourself. LOL
emoticon Maybe you should get in the pool to heal your knees up for a few weeks. I'm super excited about a speaker system i bought for water aerobics. Now I need to put together some crazy fast songs for my work out.
It should be fun.
Dee emoticon

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LISBETHSALANDER 11/27/2012 11:30PM

    No matter how cautious I am, I am constantly reminded of the laws of gravity by unexpectedly crashing to earth. Let me know if you figure out how Dick Van Dyke did it! I love your sense of humor . . . and your positive finish.

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NASFKAB 11/27/2012 8:23PM

  all the best do be careful

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A-NEW-TARA 11/27/2012 8:20PM

    Ouch! I'm sorry to hear about your tumbles and your knees. Fortunately knees and egos heal up fine and you'll be roaring to go in no time. I love the reference to Dick Van Dyke, I so loved him and watching him; he certainly made falling down an art form.

Oh as for push-ups, have you tried modifying them further by doing them against a wall? That works well for me on the days my knees just won't let me get down on them. Take care of yourself.

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PHEBESS 11/27/2012 6:45PM

    Ouch! Knees can be complicated, so take care!

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CATLADY52 11/27/2012 6:18PM

    Falling down is no fun at all. You can try exercises to improve balance. And just be more aware of the terrain you are traveling through. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Just don't give up hope. emoticon carefully.

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EFFIEANNIE 11/27/2012 2:31PM

    Hope it gets better fast. Take care, we do need to preserve those knees.

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JACKIE542 11/27/2012 1:18PM

    Sure hope you feel better, taking immediate action is always good. emoticon emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 11/27/2012 1:07PM

    on the return from a hike (only 100 yards left to the car) I slipped and landed on my knee, it hasn't been the same since and that was 10 years ago

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MIATIA1 11/27/2012 12:10PM

    emoticon It's the pits to tear, pull, or bruise parts of your body for they seem to take longer to mend than a break and in later years we still feel them... Best wishes on a full recovery.

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RONNIEHUEY 11/27/2012 11:47AM

    I fell on my birthday in May.I was wearing heels. (I threw the shoes away)I'm still numb from the knee down on my left leg.I'm only wearing flats from now on.

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STONECOT 11/27/2012 10:53AM

    I do sympathise, I'm the clumsiest thing in nature, but so far I've been lucky and bounced! Hopefully that's your share for the moment.

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