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Kneedy No More?

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety.  . . .” So says Shakespeare about Cleopatra in Anthony and Cleopatra.  Now I don’t know about the Serpent of the Nile, but as for me, age has certainly withered me.  Or more specifically, my withers. Or even more specifically, my knees. It started about 12 years ago.  After having run-walked the annual Honolulu Marathon for the second time in a row, I became aware of a gnawing pain in my left knee. A typical male, I sucked it up and continued my practice of running. I could no longer play tennis, however. It was just too painful. I didn’t talk about my situation and certainly didn’t consult a doctor. Maybe the pain would go away, I thought. It didn’t. Denial, Twelve Steppers like to say, is not a river in Egypt. Soon my “good” leg was starting to hurt too, though never as bad as the other. Still, I could walk, sleep, get into and out of cars fairly quickly, and basically live my life. That was then. This May on the second day of our honeymoon, Cedar and I raced to make a Barcelona Metro. A man exiting the train meanwhile all but ran into me. We both stopped short. In pain I hobbled onto the train, the doors closed, and it proved to be the wrong train. For the next six weeks I limped my way around mosques, ancient ruins, cities and villages in Turkey, Morocco, and Spain. On our return to Boulder, I did some online research, found the Colorado Center for Arthritis, and five weeks later its head, Dr. Jeffry Perkins, was examining my legs. Soon he had drained them of fluid and injected Cortisone into both. The next day the pain had already subsided. What a gift! Had I only dealt with my kneediness sooner. Oy!

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Rich Murray on Monday, August 15, 2011 11:35 PM
prevent and heal arthritis, also heart disease and strokes, cancers, diabetes, obesity, more... vegan all plant based diet, organic, fairly unprocessed foods, no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, chemicals, little salt, sugar, low protein, low fat, quality starches: yams, rice, oats, maybe wheat, little soy, with colored vegetables for movie and DVD friend of Cedar's since 1970...
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