Group Forum: Exercise is our friend

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tina10915

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 15:19
You know it is funny. I have not been able to work for a few weeks now because of my knee. I have a zero weight bearing requirement. I never realized how much exercise I get when I can do my job. I am a Medical Assistant so I walk nonstop 10 hours a day. Even though it is just in the office and I don't walk that far, I walked and it was exercise. I am getting nothing now and really missing the time I could get that walk in.

We never really appreciate the things we have or can do until we don't have it anymore. I really can't wait until I can walk and get outside and add to my exercise regimen. Think of all the people who can't ever walk. We take things for granted until we are faced with it being taken away from us. Get out and walk and remember to stop and smell those roses. (when they come up) You never know when the right to walk will be taken from you~
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
SherylInIowa

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 21:24
Tina, I'm so sorry you're going though this. I think it is easy for most people to forget what they have and only look at what they don't have. 11 years ago I broke my knee cap and tore the ligament that runs behind your knee and was down for 6 weeks. I was miserable. Thank you for the reminder of how much I really have going for me right now.

Does the doctor have any idea what your heal time will be? Will you need to go to PT next?

Good luck! I hope you heal much faster than expected!
Ever shrinking!
Sheryl



tina10915

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 11:30
Sheryl, I have 2 tears in my meniscus and a small fracture below the knee. Doc can't do surgery until the fracture is healed and hoping it is healed by 2/21, that is surgery day. Down for 3 weeks I hope is all after surgery and then light duty after. I'm sure PT will be in there somewhere, just not sure when.
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
RoundIsAShap...

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 11:47
Hope the surgery can be done on schedule, goes well and heals quickly. As you obviously know, most big calorie burning exercises require your legs.

That is one of my motivating factors for losing weight now. I'm afraid if I don't that I will end up with damaged knees and it will be even harder to lose weight later. I can already tell a difference in my knees. The right one would hurt every now and then. It hasn't bothered me for over a month now.
tina10915

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 16:59
Round, I am glad your progress has allowed you to not have pain. I wish I could say that all of my problems with my knee was my weight but it is not. I have horrible arthritis hereditary from my father, (he just had knee replacement 7 days before Christmas on the same knee I am having problems with) I turned one day and tore the meniscus and then not knowing what was wrong I walked on it for 6 weeks. I agree with you on the motivation aspect. I firmly believe that I will never take walking for granted again. Once I am able to walk again, I am going to do it everyday rain or shine. Tell your wife I said Hello~
Tina

We can do this if we take it day by day and step by step~
Kildayan

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 18:23
Tina good luck with your surgery...what a bummer! I, like my DH, have been walking A LOT more and my knees have been better so I'm very lucky to not have it go the other way. I especially thought maybe it would, since I fell on my right knee last year sometime and have been having problems with it ever since. At our weight you don't want to be falling on your knees that's for sure! It hurt...really bad, but then it got better, until I gained more weight...then it really started hurting again Sad I think getting 30 lbs off me has helped a great deal! I pray that your recovery goes by quick and that you can get back to your normal activities soon!
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