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Saturday, June 25, 2011

OH My Aching Knee

About 3 months ago I was doing step aerobics at 5:30 am, not my most productive hour,
and apparently stepped on the step wrong twisting my knee.  It ached a bit but I thought nothing of it.  Later it started to ache at night so I decide to do some ice/heat therapy and use a brace while exercising. 
While cooking dinner one night I turned just right and I heard and felt a pop and click.  Not a good sign.
I had an MRI and sure enough had a medial meniscus tear.  I had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair this pain on Wednesday.  It has been a rough couple of days but hopefully I will be back to my routine in no time. 
So the lesson to be learned here is two fold: 
 Be completely awake before you do step aerobics.
And it does not pay to cook dinner!
Enjoy your day!
Barb

16 comments:

  1. LOL... I'd use that for an excuse to get out of cooking dinner! Oh, I'm glad you've gotten it repaired. Now waiting for the pain to go away:) Well wishes sweety:)
    Hugs~Carol

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  2. Ooooo....OUCH!! See! I knew cooking was a dangerous job!! That's exactly why I avoid it whenever possible! ;o) Poor, poor you....My son has the same issue - plus there's something that causes he knee cap to just pop out of the socket and fill with blood and fluid. He's supposed to have surgery on it - but it will be major and he'll be immobile for quite a length of time. Needless to say, he's been putting it off....Hope you heal quickly and completely! (And, if I were you, I'd give up exercise AND cooking altogether!) Have a great weekend (all things considered!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  3. Oh Barb the thought of that makes me ache real bad and I don't need any help with that one, with the arthritis I have in my left hip knee and ankle I already hurt bad enough.
    Hope you are on the mend soon and I will have to let hubby know it does not pay to cook because it may make my pain worse LOL...........so sounds like he needs to grill for a few weeks to me!!

    HUGS
    Brenda

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  4. Barb,

    Well take it easy there girl! Make the hubby and kids wait on you hand and foot til you can get back on your feet again. It's he** getting old..our bodies start to rebel and fall apart! Make sure you are fully awake when doing aerobics and for goodness sake, take it easy when cooking dinner!

    D

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  5. I hope your knee will recover soon darling.....enjoy a happy weekend...love Ria...xxx..

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  6. ouch ... stay off your feet... rest...rest... sending you warm hugs and blessings. May you recover quickly. And I would suggest leaving the cooking of dinner to others, after all you see what happens ;) xo HHL

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  7. O Barb Im sorry to hear bout that fiasco, but hope you are on the road to recovery ! and any excuse to get out of cooking dinner is a great one! hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery !lil raggedy angie

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  8. Praying for a speedy recovery Barb ! Hugs,Jen

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  9. Holy cow! First you drink coffee then work out. Have the kids cook dinner! Hope you have a full recovering and the pain goes away! Take a few days off, put your feet up and rest!

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  10. Hope you heal up fast, Barb. I know the pain your in.

    Lois

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  11. Get well soon! We miss you at 5:30!

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  12. Ouch Barb.. glad you got it fixed though.. hope it heals fast and you feel better ..Thank you so much for the advice..I am thinking no cooking is the way to go now.. don't want to hurt anything else...lol.. I had my knee replaced 2 years ago.. painful things those knees... take care of yourself...
    Kath
    xx

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  13. So sorry for all of the pain, Barb. I used to LOVE doing my step aerobics but as I got older, my back couldn't take it. No probs with the knees....yet!! LOL on the dinner excuse! Get better soon!!
    Vicky

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  14. I've been there and done that....get well soon.

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  15. Ouch, hope it feels better soon. I agree with all the others, no cooking sounds like a good ideal...LOL
    Colleen

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  16. My husband is having that done soon...don't know how he hurt his knee. I look old enough and have grey appearing, I don't want to age 80 years that quick..aarrrggghhh

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Thanks for taking the time to share your commments!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb