Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flamingo Knees

I think I may be getting old. I hate to admit it, but I may be headed for problems with my creaky knees. Lately my right knee wants to do the "flamingo thing." I notice it first if I overdo, too much fun/walking sets me off and I limp like Chester on Gunsmoke (if you are under 50, call your Mom and ask her who Chester was)! I have to say it really cramps my style, I can imagine the bargains that are at TJ Maxx and it kills me. Missing out on a Kathy VanZealand bag that's 50% off is almost more than I can bear!

It's not like it hurts all the time. My first experience was 2 summers ago, too much climbing in and out of the boat. I didn't notice it until it was too late, the day the kids went back to Texas and suddenly, I was out of commission. Good thing it didn't happen on the first day of vacation or I would have missed out on a lot of fun. I took pain relievers, wore a knee brace and in a few weeks it went away.

Then last winter, out of the blue I woke up with a limp. Now it was my left knee. This time I put the brace on and actually wore it under jeans so I got better pretty quick.

This time I think I know what caused it...

It could have been this...

...or this

I'm just gonna try and stay positive though, just keep on going!


  1. Good choice...since I broke my ankle I just pretend it doesn't hurt to walk Ha Ha

  2. Sorry to hear about your knee problem Joycee...Maybe a trip to the Orthopedic Doctor is in order.

    I know... that suggestion made those knees hurt even more. Think about it!

  3. I hate it when my knee or my darn heel hurts....I take aleve, use ice, elevate, blah, blah, blah and keep going!!! Good luck, hope you are feeling better. (getting old - NO WAY)

  4. Just another reason to try to keep our weight down...I read that each additional pound puts 4 pounds of pressure on your knee for every step...something to think about...


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