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(Another) New Start

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I have had a major setback in the last few of months. Between the stress of this new job and the changes being made within the company I am about to explode. I usually counteract stress with exercise, but not lately. I have to walk so much on my new job (plus climbing steps and ladders) that I have hurt my left knee and cannot get it to feeling better no matter how much Advil, ice, heat, or rest will make it feel better. I need to lose weight to make my knee feel better, but I need to exercise to lose the weight and my knee will not let me do much.

Today I decided I have had enough! I am tired of hobbling around and tired of sitting on my butt! I found some stretching exercises especially to strengthen knees. I can still ride my bike without pain, but the weather has turn rather cold. I wish there was a pool nearby where I could exercise.

Tomorrow I will start with the stretches and see how my knee reacts. If isn't too cold, I will take a short bike ride to the park. I am also getting an appointment with an orthopedic doctor to make sure there is nothing else going on.

I will let you know how it all works out.
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  • no profile photo NMEE07
    Hope all your knee and stress issues are resolved - or at least moving in the right direction.

    Re the stress - I don't know if you have ever heard of , or taken, 5-HTP - but if not you should look into it. I have found it helps -especially when I have too much to deal with and it adversely affects my mood and sleep etc. .... What I like about it is (1) it really helps, (2) there are no side effects, no prescriptions etc - personally I am not comfortable with happy pills (i.e. prescription meds) though I know people who swear by them. But this stuff is great I don't take it all the time - very rarely in fact, and I may take it for anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on how long I need help with stress/mood.

    Anyway - Stay strong and keep on moving forward... emoticon
    2486 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5575543
    Hoping it is nothing serious with the knee. I know that it can be. 8-)
    2529 days ago
  • ELAINESHAFF
    emoticon Glad to see you back posting.
    2529 days ago
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