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.