Life takes many twists and turns. The weather does the same thing and so do our bodies. I thought I was improving so well. I have some difficulties with my knees and I had just exercised and both of my knees were feeling quite well.
I was told by my exercise partner that I better remember to go back down to my basement and lift weight so I didn't forget it. So after she left, I was in a hurry to finish the "job". I started down the stairs(now you see where this is going?) I began a little faster than I should have and ended up either tripping on my own foot or skipping a step.
I ALMOST fell but caught myself. However, I twisted my left knee in the process. PAIN! Well, when I said, "Twist!" I was thinking of my knee. It was very painful and I couldn't bend it for about three days. This happened in the evening.
I went to my medical doctor the next day just to get medication, but he felt I should see the orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis just in case I really did some damage. I saw a young woman doctor since my surgeon was not available but she took x-rays and said it was not cracked or broken and that I could receive a cortisone shot or choose to wait and see if it improved. I chose to wait.
It is improving!!! I can now bend it some. I am rehab-ing on my stationary recumbent bike. Hopefully I'll be able to start biking on railroad trails again soon. I love the fall leaves. Well, enjoy your "Fall". The weather is what I am referring to. Happy slicing! :o)