Monday, April 04, 2011

Dear Knees,


I'm sorry I've done this to you. You hurt. I know you do. You have to haul all this extra weight around and you just don't like it. You don't like it when I exercise, but I have to, so that eventually you won't have to carry such a heavy load. You especially don't like stairs. I'm so sorry I thought I was invincible and that there would be no consequences to each individual choice I made.

But I know better now.

Each choice I made is added to each other choice I made. And now you hurt.

Dear Knees,

I'm so sorry.

I'm trying to fix it. You inspire me and motivate me to fix what's broken about me, so that you won't be broken.

love,

Me.

4 comments:

Mrs. K. said...

This may sound insane, but my knees used to hurt as well. Found that nightshade veggies (eggplant, potatoes and tomatoes) may exacerbate the problem at vegsource dot com. Gave them up and really have no problems with my knees now. (nor my left wrist/thumb area, which I was attributing to arthritic issues). Just a thought.

Mrs. K. said...

Ooh...forgot to mention bell peppers. They're a no-no as well. While I totally agree our weight adds pressure to our joints, the knees are 100% pain-free. I'd say about 85% of my wrist/thumb (left) pain is gone. Why not try it? Give it about 3 weeks' time. These foods are not the cause, per se...but they can exacerbate the problem. Other suggestions for pasta topping would be pesto, olive oil/garlic... ya know. I'd say maybe give it a whirl for 3 weeks. I'm only highly suggesting this because I was not really thinking it would affect me...but it did!! And I'm 48, at least still 20-25 lbs. from where my doctor wants me. Hang in there!!!

Alana said...

Intriguing!

Don M. said...

You are talking to your knees but failed to even mention the praying?