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Offline cmhjeff

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My Knee
« on: July 06, 2006, 03:57:07 PM »
Uugh!!!   Isn't that what Charlie Brown use to say :)   Just when I thought I was doing so well I twisted my knee.  Last Thursday I walked the treadmill for 36 minutes, 1/2 mile.  A milestone for me given that I just started walking again in May after a year.  Seems like out of nowhere I turned wrong, twisted and came down on my knees.  It would be one thing if I was drunk or if I went down on my knees for a hot boy (oink) but no just an accident on my part.   So since Tuesday I haven't been able to put pressure on my left leg without pain near my knee.  I've iced it and kept it elevated and took Aleve to help the swelling.  Today with great caution I made it to the computer which is upstairs.  I'm hoping it's just a temporary setback and I'll still be able to walk in AIDSWALK in September.

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Offline Teresa

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 04:42:35 PM »
Jeff...i have bad knees and about 3 months ago my knee was so bad i couldnt put any weight on it. The dr told me to alternate heat and ice on my knee. I would have the heating pad on it and then id get a package of frozen peas ( it will mold to your knee or where u need it) and hold that on my knee. It really helped and i was able to walk on it after a couple of days.

Wish i could say i hurt mine from exercising...but i think mine are bad from holding up so much weight..LOL
Need to lose a few....hell need to lose alot!

Hope your knee is better soon!

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 04:55:42 PM »
Ouch! I am sorry to hear about that setback. I tore up my knee when I was wrestling in high school, and  I still remember the pain (and the uncertainty of taking a step, wondering if it was going to give way). I hope you  heal up quickly and completely!

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 07:43:29 PM »
Hi Jeff,

Topic moved as requested.

Hope your knee is feeling better soon. Go easy on it until you're sure it's mended, you don't want to risk further injury!

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Offline jordan

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 08:00:41 PM »

I hope your knee feels better soon. 


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Offline livingpositively

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 01:46:31 AM »
OUCH...that sucks.  Knee injuries are no fun.

Take it easy, Jeff.  Don't rush to get back on it.

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Offline Poz Brit

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 03:08:00 AM »
Hi Jeff, I can sympathise with your situation, as I am also suffering knee problems in both of them at the moment, and also gout in the right foot, so not able to get about. You are doing the right thing by elevating it, and here’s hoping you are back walking soon.
Wishing you a speedy recovery

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 08:40:00 AM »
Thanks everyone, I'll take it easy this weekend.  I have therapy next Tuesday and I wonder what my therapist will say.  As I think about it more it was probably a combination of thing that happened.  I tripped on the deck stairs about 2 weeks ago and then last weekend I missed a step leaving the movies and lost my balance and the this past Tuesday I turned wrong and came down on it.  I'm really not blonde :)  Shane I had the same thoughts when Jonathon mentioned wrestling :P

Offline RapidRod

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 08:46:11 AM »
I just wish I was hung like jeff so if I turned my weeknee everyone would play with it.  ;) Get well soon Jeff.

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Re: My Knee
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2006, 10:13:31 AM »
Hey Jeff,

Knee injuries suck big time. No other way to put it.

I have had several with the net result being I have a cane. I don't use it often. But, sometimes, when the weather changes or I do something to aggravate it, it will give me fits.

Hence the cane, because more than once it has given out on me and I end up a heap on the sidewalk.

Take good care of it.


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