You sound like you have your journey mapped out pretty good. Go with the walking and I wouldn"t wait until winter to start water aerobics. The soothing of the water might just be what you need to help with the pain. GO FOR IT .
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Hmm, my pain is in my hands. I had 'thumb base surgery' in Dec. to fix the osteoarthritis. The surgeon said I would be 100% in 3 months. Now at 7 months, I am hurting more than ever. I had my hand re-xrayed and the pins/screws haven't shifted and there is no more arthritits showing up. The doc doesn't know why I have pain. Go figure. I personally would not recommend this surgery....or maybe I should have gotten a second opinion first. But I did lots of research and thought it would allow me to garden, bike ride, etc.....pain free. I just signed up for gentle yoga classes and even those are hard on my hands. I really don't want to do chair yoga. For now I am getting into a daily walking routine and thinking about water aerobics for the winter. I just retired and was looking forward to doing more...not less. But I have a positive attitude, working on losing 15 pounds (which has not even begun happening yet). It is good to hear all of the optimism and motivated people...........
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