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Being unstoppable: Not letting a knee injury keep me down

Sunday, February 09, 2014

After injuring an already bad knee, I'm determined to keep going.

Osteoarthritis has done its damage.

Then, last weekend, I did it. I injured myself.

My knee has been fussy lately anyway.

Knees locking up, bone on bone, and osteophytes tangling with a whole mess of knee matter, a.k.a. ligaments, trust me, it's no fun.

I yell more than I ought. Yelping, yelling, whatever.

I could give up. It would be so easy to just sit there in a chair.

I have babied my knee. I do it on purpose. I want it to stop hurting me, or rather, I want to stop hurting it, so I stop hurting.

But that's not the plan.

I'm waiting to hear more from the surgeon who's looking at my knee. But in the meantime, I'm planning. I'm planning on eating well and burning calories in the one way I can, in the pool.

I may have to hobble my way to the water, but I'll get there.

If I let an injury keep me down, my chances of getting back up at this weight (415.2 pounds), are slim. So I must get up and I must dust myself off and I must continue on no matter what.

Victory is the only option. I must lose that weight!

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  • GRETA242
    Thank you for sharing this. I too have knee pain...not anywhere near yours. I hope the surgeon can offer relief for your pain.
    1591 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Take care. emoticon
    1592 days ago
    I totally feel for you! Mobility issues can be difficult to deal with. Thankfully you are seeing a surgeon, hopefully something can be done to alleviate some of the pain. I too struggle and have regular visits with my ortho. I just finished a second round of 3 hyaluronic acid injections. Hoping they will bide me a couple more years, if not surgery for the third time may be lurking. I ride bike as much as I can, stationary, and do a lot of the strengthening videos. I am sure you know what to do. Summers I swim constantly. emoticon Take good care! You are doing great! Hugs!
    1593 days ago
    The key when exercise is limited is to really focus BIGTIME on one's food choices. Actually even when you CAN be more physically active it is really our food choices that ALWAYS makes the BIGGEST difference when it comes to shedding the pounds. Keep tracking and skewing your choices toward nutritious veggies and fruits.

    You can DO IT! :-)

    1594 days ago
    If you do what you can do on any given day, then that is success in my books. Keep up the great attitude!!!!

    1594 days ago
    Do what you can. Try to do chair exercises too.
    1594 days ago
    I have severe Oa in one hip and with cortisone shots occasion
    Ly, I can continue doing triathlons. The secret is keeping all the muscles in a nice strong form especially the gluts as they affect the knees directly
    1595 days ago
    Just keep moving any way you can. Bit by bit you will reach your goals.
    1595 days ago

    I, too, have knee issues. I had bi-lateral surgery (both knees at the same time) a few years ago and I have been using that as an excuse. The reason for my knee surgery is my cartilage shattered (most of it, anyway) and now I have no cushion in either knee, but that shouldn't stop me, right? I'm thinking maybe losing weight is the way to go! I am having a pool installed and will definitely be swimming all the time by next summer!

    Good luck on your journey!
    1595 days ago
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