Thursday, February 12, 2009

I should be sleeping

I am sitting here trying to catch up on reading my friends and fav's and my eyes are sleepy. it seems by Thursday night, I am wiped out from the week's activities.

I went to the doctor's a few weeks back fro my annual physical. I am happy to report that my weight continues to go down...slowly...and my cholesterol was a happy 165!

My left knee has been bugging me so my doc scheduled a separate appointment so she could thoroughly examine my knee. Yes, my doctor is thorough and I love her for that. My left knee started acting up last year and it wasn't even painful. It just felt weak and it would give out on me once in awhile and more so when I exercised. I did some strengthening exercised on my legs muscles to support my knees and it seemed to be getting better. But about six months ago, that same knee started to hurt just a bit when I worked out or climbed stairs. I go do yoga fine, and squats and cardio without any pain but if I did lunges, it would hurt. So the obvious thing would be to avoid lunges BUT I love them and I really do not want to have limitations to my leg workouts.

The doc didn't notice anything really bad during the exam but there was a clunking noise going on when she's bend my left leg. She's glad that I'm treating it early before it gets worse. She wants me to get an x-ray and to wear a band when I work out and avoid lunges or anything that hurts for now. She may also send me to physical therapy to see if I can strengthen the knee more. Of course, I know that losing 20 more lbs would do me some good as well and I am working on that.

I am tired and obviously getting old.


tamale said...

there are people who love lunges???????

becomingkate said...

I was thinking the same as Tam, lol! Hope the knee gets better soon.

Cin said...

Good luck with your knee.I wish I could go to a physical therapist.I have a really bad lower back.Your a little older than me and in better shape than I am;) I know you work hard at it though so good job,you! :)I am always so proud of you.

greeneyes67 said...

good job on the weight loss and the cholesterol!! I love lunges too! They have done wonders for my thigh and hip shapes. I have been doing Tae Bo for about two weeks now and the results have been amazing.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Dylan James said...

Knee pain caused by lunges and such usually has to do with the layer of cartilage on the under surface of your knee. It is not the same as cartilage degeneration caused by arthritis - and is capable of repair. Stick with the physical therapy and give your knees a break and let the inflammation inside there go down - once they've healed (it takes a long time) then you ease your way back into things. I've got awful knees. When they're acting up on me - I switch to swimming for my workout. Great for the joints, and quite a workout. I'm done rambling :) Good luck! (ps the years preceding my mother's knee replacement surgery they were injecting chicken cartilage under her knee. Temporary and painful - but it's worth it if it ever gets too severe)