I have been in the same place I need a knee replacement and told I need to loose weight and because of my age. I also let the pain become me, I stayed at home because I of the pain and amount of pain meds I have had to take. I couldn't drive just due to the pain meds. Every step every movement was painful. Also due to other health issues I have had 18 surgerys. 8 on my left knee. But in may I couldnt take it anymore I has isolated my self from the world and I needed my life back. I started 5 minute at. Time walking and have built it up to a mile or 2 every day plus my stretching every am and areobics of some kind 3 times a week. I can't keep up with all the steps and moves but I am getting better. I am seeing my knee doc next week hoping he will fit me for a new brace so I can keep going to lose the weight. I need. Knee replacement and another surgery. My knee doc is willing to do a partial knee IF I loose the weight. I have to still take my pain meds 3 or more times a day but have started to do my walks and workouts around the same time I need to take my meds. That way I am not having to take extra plus I get a shot every other week for the arthitis, a anti-inflamatory which is working well. I have been able to decrease my pain meds and that was awsome. It is hard working through the pain but I know that if I do it and not just loose the weight but build my muscle the rehabilitating from the surgery will be much better. That is great to hear that someone that has gone through all the pain and knows how it can effect your life so much but yet are able to find a way to make your self better, stronger and healthy helps me know that I can do it too. Thank you
Be good humans Always stay on the path when if it is much easyer to cut through the grass
When it hurts to move, the temptation to remain sedentary is immense! I find that the first few minutes riding my stationary bike are painful, but if I persevere, I can do thirty minutes and get off feeling pain free. It does take determination, but
My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV
current weight: 150.2
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Hi everyone! I'm Ann. I joined the gym and began regular training with a personal trainer a year ago after being told that I needed a hip and knee replacement but because of my age, would not yet be eligible. In the meantime, all they could do was offer narcotics to manage the pain. I was to the point of limping, with pain in each step. My life had become so sedentary because it hurt to move. Driving was awful. My knee just wouldn't allow me to handle the movements from gas to brake. My hip had only a bit of range of motion left to it so most activities were impossible. Sleeping, sitting, standing...all impossible for more than a few minutes at a time. Strength training, cardio, and weight loss have taken away this pain as of 7 months ago. I really believe if you don't use it, you lose it! Use those muscle and joints. I had become so afraid to do anything because I always hurt. My trainer taught me to move again and gradually helped build the strength I needed to support the injured joints in my body. I wish everyone with arthritis could feel as good as I feel now. It's not easy to begin but it's worth sticking with.
The more you work at it, the more worthwhile it becomes.
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