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I really feel my lack of exercising there last few months.

Friday, January 22, 2021

I had a very interesting turn of Events last Oct 1, 2020. emoticon During some of my Fall Pruning with our plants They needed to be trimmed. My mind had much more energy than I guess, than my body. I worked a couple of hours trimming, climbing up on a tall 18 foot ladder. I will try to make this a short post. Our Jasmine Plants though beautiful was going up and under our tile roof on our house. After I tackled this huge challenge to me. I was very happy to see it cut down to a manageable size.

I thought everything was good and well with my body, I was only very tired when finished, no sore muscles the next day or two. I didn't feel strained, no body aches, just felt very normal. waking up with normal daily chores. On the third day everything changed. Something started with my right Leg I had trouble even walking from that day. A large knife seemed to be stabbing me in behind my knee, as well as down the front of my shin. I was unable to walk up any inclines but I passed it off to myself, as I had over done or possibly strained my leg muscles. I had to begin walking with Crutches before I went to the doctor. She had me have an ex-ray of both knee and was told that I had just strained by Hamstring and also my pes anserine bursitis, gave me a exercise sheet, told me to take Ibuprofen and some pain killers.
Finally after 3 and ½ months I am able to walk without any aids, but an still having to take the pain pills twice a day. I’m still going out to the gym and now I am able to do 5 minutes on the treadmill and 5 minutes on the recumbent bicycle, as well as I have been exercising my upper body exercise. I’m hoping to keep working to get back to my 45 minutes on the treadmill as well as 30 minutes on the bike. I am determined to not let this keep me from exercising like I was last year. I refuse to become a couch potato, and of course gaining extra weight. It has been hard but hope to be improving each day and week without taking any kind of meds...

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