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Lately my knee has been troubling me, almost as much as when I was not swimming. I exacerbated the problem last Saturday, when I worked on my yard. I didn't spend all that much time there, just weed-whacked, raked, cut some branches, probably no more than 20 minutes altogether. But it was enough to make my knee go into limp mode again, and that continued all day and into the night and again Sunday morning. I thought of not going swimming yesterday morning but went anyway, and I felt that knee pain the whole time. Interestingly, I welcomed the pain, because I suspected that it was related to future improvement.

This morning, at work, I was getting up and having to overcome the limp when I walked anywhere. Again, a sense of going backwards. I went swimming again after work, though, and this time it made the right kind of difference. I didn't feel real pain at all while swimming and it feels quite a bit better now. I keep trying to figure out the clues from all these things but I haven't yet worked it out.

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prom
May. 2nd, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
the bee's knees
wassup with knee stuff, judith?

i'm wearing my knee brace, and my best friend is having knee surgery in the morning. standing and/or walking for long periods of time seems to exacerbate my discomfort.

i dont relish the thought of wearing orthotics the rest of my life. :/

i do hope your knee is feeling better. sending healing knee vibes your way.

take care of yourself, judith! we only get one set of knees per lifetime.
judith
May. 2nd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: the bee's knees
Well, actually, some people get more than one pair of knees in a lifetime.

My knees have arthritis in them. Joint disintegration. Things like knee braces help sometimes to get me through a bad patch but they are not good overall, don't help with arthritis.

I should have a knee replacement but I have no insurance and can't afford the price tag. That's one reason I swim. The main reason, in fact. It helps develop muscles that make up for some of the loss, compensate for some of the damage. At least,that's my theory! and I'm sticking to it.
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