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5/19/14 6:57 P

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5/17/14 9:19 A

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2/19/14 10:10 P

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WoW! I thought I was the only one who had a goal of 5000 steps! Actually, I'm thinking of lowering it to 4,000. A "normal" day is less than 600 steps because I was hurting that day. Yes, that includes work--and it's about 100 steps to the restroom & back. My doctor laughed when I asked about replacements. Only 2 scopes, but they were enough. Apparently he won't consider it till I loose 50 lbs.

I decided a while back that I only challenge myself, or I'm a guaranteed last place. Some challenges I have entered convert other exercises to steps, but that was tedious.

Anyway, glad I found you all! Keep moving however you do it!

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1/24/14 7:56 P

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Panthara, you poor thing. Your pain must be horrible. I am so sorry you have to depend on meds, and I totally agree that this cold weather is worse for the pain. It has doubled. I couldn't even walk on treadmill or do the bike. I even had trouble with the seated video.
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1/24/14 12:55 P

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In response to are the new knees better: yes and no. I wouldn't be walking at all without them, so that's good. I am not pain free and they still limit my mobility significantly - by the end of the day I can't take the dog a short walk :( Because I lived with pain for so long the nerves in my legs laid down pathways of pain - now almost any stimulus in my legs, my brain "hears" as pain, even gentle massage. I keep working to reprogram, but that's hard.

The weather is changing today so the pain level is higher. It's time for some perocet, I hate having to depend on drugs just to get through the day or night.

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1/23/14 3:12 P

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5000 steps is a challenge for me. I walk on the treadmill 20 to 30 minutes and still the pedometer registers just under 5000 steps. I do what I can and that is enough!

My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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1/23/14 12:28 P

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I am 64 and my hair is not completely grey. But my doctor said if you can walk in here, you don't need the surgery yet. He is the best in our area, so I trust him. I would do anything to get out of taking medicine. If you had the replacement, is your mobility better? Sorry you have arthritis elsewhere, I do too. You are right, it is nice to know we are not alone.
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1/23/14 11:21 A

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It helps to know I am not alone! My doctor & insurance wouldn't replace my knees because I was too young - they were bone on bone as a teenager, I had to wait until I was in my mid-40's. In between I had twenty scopes to take out the gravel and clean things up :( By the time they were replaced there was a lot of secondary damage caused by waiting. Keep talking about the pain and how it impacts your daily life. And if you natural hair color is grey, let it go that way (if helps). I have had the replacements about ten years, and things are better, but I am still on daily pain meds, arthritis in other areas as well. Just need to focus on what I can do, not miss what I can't do.

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1/22/14 10:33 P

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I concur with CURIOUS64. There are a lot of videos on this site for seated exercise. I also have arthritis in both knees and they are bone on bone. The doctor won't operate yet because he said I am not that bad off yet! I also have a recumbent bike and use it 4 times a week. I aim for 3000 steps now and also wear a pedometer. Some days I go over and some days I go under 3000 steps. Some days I walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes, but cannot use the incline. We can only do what our bodies allow us. I still do physical therapy and that helps a lot.
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1/22/14 3:21 P

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I know exactly how you feel. I have severe degenerative arthritis in both knees and I do good just to take the steps I have to take each day let alone adding extra. I use a recumbent bike at home and if I do walking I do it at an indoor pool in a neighboring town. Like you, I will suffer for a couple of days after too much walking. If you haven't checked it out, you should look at some of the spark videos for seated exercise. They will give you a pretty good workout. Hang in there and know that you have the support of a large community behind you. emoticon

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1/22/14 3:05 P

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I get so discouraged seeing the challenges of 10000 steps a day - that's double what I can do and still move the next day. Anyone else feel like that? I started wearing a step counter and have moved my average up to 4000-5000 steps. I know I can add a few more steps each day, but not too many - the pain goes up fast, even with the drugs.

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