Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sept. 24, 2011 Here comes Fall!

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)

2 comments:

  1. Oh, so glad you are recovering! I have back and knee problems which have been improving this past year. But I went into a cafe this morning, and they had a step down that I didn't see. Jarred my back terribly though I didn't fall. Aspirin and heat tonight as I feel it cramp up. Can't afford more recovery time at this age! Weight and conditioning suffer so with time off nowadays. Hope we both make it to our fall exercise routines again!

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