Conscious Aging: Fixated on my Knees

I know it’s fairly normal at any age to fixate on what’s going on in your life. If you’re a new parent and your infant isn’t sleeping through the night, you talk about being sleep deprived. If you’re at the peak of your career, you talk about job stress. If you’re trying to meet someone and have a relationship, you talk about the difficulties of dating and which is the best online app. If you’re older and beset by health challenges, you talk about doctoring.

I seem fixated on the progress of my knee bruises. Hard not to when the left knee is still oozing — I had to wash my sheets — and the right knee still protests when I go up or down stairs or rise out of a chair.

But the knees are improving. I can now go up and down stairs sort of normally, instead of one step at a time and with my right leg staying straight. I don’t groan every time I stand up. The swelling on the right leg is down, although I think there is some fluid on top of the kneecap. I can see it moving around when I apply Arnica cream. Whether or not the Arnica is helping, I like the sensation of rubbing it on and it gives me the illusion of doing something to speed up my recovery.

On Friday I walked a little over 9000 steps, which is about 3.8 miles — but I went much more slowly than usual and didn’t get much cardio benefit from the exercise. On Saturday I had a lot of errands to do, so I moved a lot.

I think things are coming along.

6 thoughts on “Conscious Aging: Fixated on my Knees

  1. Glad you are making progress. You can certainly emphasize with George Clooney who was seen hobbling slowly to a plane after his 65 mph crash.

  2. for Katie: Sore today, so will rest after a lot of activity the last two days. My body is telling me not to overdo.

  3. I would like to recommend Silvadane which my doctor gave me. It is an old but effective cream in a large blue jar!!

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