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judith
Dec. 8th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that the sims are addictive and it may not be a good thing...but it's cheaper than a lot of other addictions.

I consider myself a wuss supreme, to tell the truth. I take my time, working out the strategies, and I hate pain and I hate overdoing things. I'm really being cautious. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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judith
Dec. 10th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
It's funny. Many people think I have a high pain threshold. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is one thing, though: I see pain fairly clearly. I don't exaggerate it in my mind(not usually,anyway). I think this helps me bear some pain that others don't.

There have been times, though, when I anticipated all too much, and the slightest little twinge became major pain to me. which is maybe why I whine so much in here about my knees hurting and so on. I somehow need others to know when it hurts!
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judith
Dec. 18th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: sorry to take so long to respond
That makes sense. That's also why it's wise to be careful when using muscle relaxants for muscle pain.

My joints are worn more in the middle than on the outside of the knee,so that makes my knees knock-kneed. It also makes it hard to do things that are normally done with straight legs. They can never be straight.

My mother's knees were exactly the same. But I don't remember her complaining about knee pain, and she wasn't one to hide pain. That's interesting to me.
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judith
Dec. 18th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Re: sorry to take so long to respond
Glucosamine and Chondroitan are usually made from shellfish. I don't take things made from animals. But I did find a vegetarian version of glucosamine and bought it and took it for a while.As you know, over time it helps repair some of the damage.It isn't a painkiller and it doesn't work immediately. I have a friend who said it worked immediately but that isn't how it works,what it does, so what she thought was from the glucosamine was obviously something else - possibly just natural healing.

I know it would be good for me to take this regularly. For some reason I have such a hard time taking anything regularly. I might do it for a month or two or three but eventually I stop.

I suspect that if my mother had arthritis in her knees she wasn't feeling it. She told us always of her other ills,however often they struck. The interesting thing about arthritis is that it affects people different ways.I am sure that part of this is what we have just discussed - anticipation of pain - and part of it is probably just our personal body's response. My mother never weighed as much as I do and have, and she was reasonably active as a young woman. She may have had compensating muscles or something like that which balanced the damage to her knees. On the other hand, I know she had arthritis because it made her hands hurt, and my sister once said that I probably inherited this knock-kneed thing,that it wasn't arthritis...well, I saw the X-rays. But it may be that in her case,my mother's, it wasn't actually arthritis of her knees. I doubt we'll ever know. She's dead.

Whining. I sometimes just need someone to know! Even though I do not want sympathy, really. I don't know why this is.
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