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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.
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    Thanks for the tip and good for you for doing your best to stay healthy!
    1654 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Thanks. I have trouble with my knees too. Have a great week!
    1654 days ago
    I have arthritic knees. I know I always feel better when I exercise which always seemed backward to me!
    1655 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Great blog!
    1655 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Thanks for sharing that blog - you are both inspirations!!
    1655 days ago
    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.
    1655 days ago
  • LINDA!
    You are very determined and strong. Good for you. But please rest when you need to. emoticon
    1655 days ago
    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.
    1655 days ago
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