Friday, February 12, 2010

I am an old lady

If you know me or have followed my blog, you know that I have many joint pains. I have them in my knees the worst, but also have it is my elbows, and shoulders too. I have no idea what it is. A while back I went to the doctors and he said it seemed like the cartilage in my knees was worn out. He told me to do some exercises...if you have bad knees, you know, it is very difficult to do so and DOES NOT make your knees feel better.

Right now we have low 20 degrees outside minus the wind chill, so it is pretty darn cold, and that my friends makes for an achey ME. I feel like and old lady and if things get worse as I get old, I'm not sure how I will even walk. Not having health insurance sucks. God takes care of us, but times like this when I need to get some therapy for my joint and find out if there is a diagnosis, it sucks.

Spring, where are you????


Mom2Amara said...

I'm with you...wish spring would get here in a hurry!

Take care of yourself!

GrammaBear said...

Donna, do you take joint support? I do, a combination of MSM, chondroitan and glucosamine. Also, a calcium magnesium potassium combination. These help support joints and bones.

You can do exercises that build up the muscles around the knees, but don't do anything that would compress the knees, like jumping jacks! No running either. Swimming would probably be fine.