I had trouble yesterday and today with a lot of stiffness when I got up, and it took quite a while for it to go away. I mentioned it to the PT yesterday, and she said I’m probably going to have to try to keep my activity level fairly constant, rather than over-exerting and then taking a few days off, the way most people would. It’s just a Parkinson’s thing, she says, and not, LOL, my age!
I did get in and out of the car a whole lot last Friday on our Date Day, as we had a lot of Estate Sales available to look at. So, I didn’t do much of anything Saturday. Big mistake, evidently. Well, lesson learned. I’ll know now that I need to try to keep on with at least my exercises the next day after I get overly tired. One thing’s for sure, I have no intention of cutting back on our Estate Sale haunts, as that’s an important part of my Quality of Life. We really enjoy each other’s company, and I don’t want to mess that time up at all, until it becomes absolutely impossible to continue. And I’m hoping that day is a long, long way away!
I’m looking forward to my Orthopedist appointment this Thursday, and I’m hoping he will authorize the MRI of my knee, just so I can know if I have any torn cartilage or not. I have no intention of having arthroscopic surgery on it at this stage of the game, but if it is torn, I’ll probably want to find out about a knee brace for times when I might need it. Our basement is one big junk yard, and right now DH is having to do all the cleaning and throwing out by himself, as I don’t dare twist anything. The brace would make me braver about squatting, turning, etc., and I’d feel better if I were helping him. After all, it’s in that big a mess because I haven’t felt like cleaning it out for a long, long time now, long before he retired and took over much of the housework.
So, here’s to being even more physically active and feeling more useful!