Sunday, 15 August 2010

It’s wear and tear.


Woke up this morning and could hardly walk. I must have twisted my knee yesterday though I don’t remember doing so. We walked down to do our shopping as usual, and it definitely didn’t do the twisted knee any good doing so.  The  shopping trip  proved to be a real pain as I spent the entire merry-go-round clinging to the trolley limping along like Hopalong Cassidy. My face must have looked  a picture judging by the looks from other shoppers.  Didn’t stop them walking in front of me to reach an item from a shelf though, limping along  or not.

If I go down to the Doc’s it’ll be the usual. ‘It’s wear and tear.’ Humph! You can’t win can you? Walk everywhere, get tons of exercise, keep moving and active and end up getting  wear and tear on the old joints.

Sit down on your bum all day doing nothing but stuffing your face with calorie laden foodstuffs as you watch any old drivel on the television and end up becoming overweight, diabetic and/or suffer a heart attack. (although I do know plenty of folks who keep this sort of lifestyle and manage to get away with none of those reputed endings, and I am sure that my readers can also think of those who manage such a lifestyle and are still here to tell the tale as well.)

Now that summer is nearly over, the sun has finally decided to put in an appearance. Last time was June wasn’t it?  At least the blackberries will be able to ripen now. Today must be the first day in several weeks when it hasn’t rained but there’s time yet, so I had better shut up. I did take some photos whilst limping down to the supermarket. They are in my sidebar and also in a Photo Gallery. Enjoy.



  1. I had a bucket tear in my menicus. Six weeks off work and slowly learning stairs again, but the surgery went fine. I'm glad I did it. It's been over a year now and I've no complaints at all.

  2. Love the pictures and I feel badly for you regards the knee pain. I have both knees hurting but only when I dare to use them walking or a slow jog. Then, I could but will not, go on about my shoulder joints. :-)

  3. I've heard folks say they get a lot of relief from joint pain taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin. It didn't do much for me when I tired it but I'm pretty beat up from years of treating my body like it was indestructible. Hope your knee recovers quickly.

  4. A bucket tear? Didn't know they had such names! Mine is sort of to the side of my knee. It's easing up slightly. I do tend to twist my knees a lot lately. (need some new one's to be honest with you) Admiral, I also have a pain in one shoulder. Only if I raise my left arm up high though. Rocket Man, might try the Glucosamine as I have heard the same. Sounds like we all need to go in for an M.O.T to me to be fitted with new body parts.


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