Thursday, November 21, 2013
By now most people know that I have a problem with one of my knees. Don't know what it is besides having a huge vericose vein on it. This has caused me pain and discomfort off and on for months now. I am counting down the days until my next Dr appointment in December. She has been 'tracking' my vein problem in my chart so, hopefully, I can get it taken care of soon without too much out-of-pocket on my part. Insurance is crazy stuff since they think, for some odd reason, that vericose vein surgery is considered cosmetic. Really? Who has this done just for fun? Not me. But I can endure allot of pain if the end result is a smaller hit to my own wallet.
Anyway - yesterday was a fabulous walking day. Hubby broke the valve stem off one of the tires on my new bike. The weather was predicted to be 47 and sunny and I was pretty bummed that I wouldn't get in another ride. BUT (there is always one isn't there?) it never got up to 47 (those fib-telling weathermen), it may have been sunny but it was also windy and, luckily, I had my earmuffs in my backpack cause I needed them. Biking would have been tough so I guess it worked out for the better. I found this really awesome stick earlier this week while walking home. It is an antenna of some type and is just the perfect size for me. It is light weight too, much easier to handle than my regular walking stick (which is wood). I've been taking it back and forth to school so I can walk home with it and I really like having it with me. Best thing I've found so far.
And yesterdays walk - well I have discovered that people like to wave to me as they drive past. The first guy kinda creeped me out since I was in the wooded area where there are no houses and I'm pretty vulnerable there. But shortly after he went by another car of older folks came up and both the driver and the passenger waved at me as they passed. And quite possible the oldest pickup truck still on the road with an old gent driving it did too. Did I mention that everyone who waved was elderly? Coincindence? Perhaps. But I like to think it is because I also have white hair so I am part of their club too. When I bike I get allot of older folks who wave from their yards as I go passed. These were strangers in cars. Maybe they are the people who live in those houses, who knows. But for some reason it put a spring in my step and I walked that route like never before. Quickly and without any pain in my knee. And that last hill? The one that used to kick my butt when I bike - it kicked my butt when I walk it too. Had to stop part way up to catch my breath. Well, I know what I'll be working on over the winter months - Hills!