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Saturday, April 06, 2013

STONECOT posted a great blog on arthritis and exercise titled 'Oh, My Poor Old Knees!' on Friday, 4/5/13. It's worth the time to read it.

I've had arthritis in my knees since age 20 and at age 45 was told I needed a double knee replacement. I told the doctor that as long as I could walk, I wasn't having a replacement. Fast forward 18 years - still have original knees, work a 60 hr wk, rarely take an NSAID and do not use assistive devices.
I continue to walk, do steps, exercise, etc. although, not as quickly.
I tell people 'I'm the energizer bunny - in slow motion'.
Last summer, at Disneyland, I went a minimum of 14 hr a day without going back to the hotel room to rest. I did have a rollator to use when standing in lines as standing still seems to challenge me much more than moving.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPSPSP1 4/8/2013 12:36AM

    Thanks for the tip and good for you for doing your best to stay healthy!

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JO88BAKO 4/7/2013 10:06PM

    Thanks. I have trouble with my knees too. Have a great week!

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CAMEOANDLACE 4/6/2013 6:02PM

    I have arthritic knees. I know I always feel better when I exercise which always seemed backward to me!

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PICKIE98 4/6/2013 4:00PM

    Great blog!

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EDWARDS1411 4/6/2013 3:07PM

    Thanks for sharing that blog - you are both inspirations!!

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MNTWINSGAL 4/6/2013 11:34AM

    My DH had total knee replacement of both knees about 5 years ago, and it was life-changing. He held out as long as he could too -- to the point that his knees were bone-on-bone and he was actually doing permanent damage. The point is, when the time comes that you can no longer live the life you want, don't be afraid to have the surgery. It can give you a whole new lease on life.

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LINDA! 4/6/2013 10:28AM

    You are very determined and strong. Good for you. But please rest when you need to. emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 4/6/2013 10:03AM

    Same here. 10 years ago, "they" suggested a knee replacement. I went in for a meniscus tear and he told me I have no cartilage. Well, hearing the success(sic) of any surgery, I will wait until I can't walk 2 miles a day. Or it keep me from doing what I need to do. Bless you and your perseverance.

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