I like to walk and we used to walk three miles every evening. Because my knees hurt when I am on an uneven surface, like grass. We go to Walmart to walk now. I'll have to use my pedometer again. Yesterday was the first day I was able to go to a store.
Wow, standing all those hours. Did you have knee replacements? Do you have arthritis? Is your diabetes under control? I really would like to continue messaging. Although I have problems I am pretty upbeat most of the time.
Nice to meet you......I too had diabetis but, my problem is knee pain too....I fell on both of them. I just got a job about 2 months ago and, walk and stand 8-9 hours a day...in pain always. I just grin and bear it.
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Hi, I am 69 years old. I have been married almost 50 years. I have a son and daughter and 4 grandchildren. Several years ago I was very heavy and had diabetes. I went on a diet and walked three miles every day (depending on weather). I was so happy when I got down to a size 6. Then I began having knee problems. I've had four knee surgeries and the whole thing put a damper on my walking. I have gained 20 pounds back. I had a serious asthma attack three weeks ago and was in the hospital for four days. I feel like I'm never going to get back to my smaller size and I felt so much better about myself when I was smaller. I would like to be a part of this group because I think some of you are dealing with physical problems that affect your ability to exercise.
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