Living With Artie

The holiday season has set upon us, and little time has been had to sit and blog.  However, family visits bring interesting perspectives and discoveries.  Let me start by saying that...

I recently went to my yearly checkup with the Nurse Practitioner that I have seen for 25 years.  She promised that this time we would sit down and talk about pain. ...

When you are spending time with Artie, you notice uneven ground more.  I didn’t even notice this before.  The first place it became apparent was in Europe this summer.  My family...

I have a lot of trouble getting up, after I’ve been sitting for awhile.  My job has me working in the field, and it takes me an hour to get to...

When I get up from a sitting position, at work or at home, the pain is excruciating until after I have taken the first 4-5 steps.  The women in my office...

I have settled into walking every other day.  I have found a nice route that is a little over a mile, and at first it was very challenging. The route starts...

This week I walked everyday, plus cycled and did leg exercises.  I started out walking just 1 block, and back.  I am now up to 3 blocks and back.  I have...

I read an article today that gave me real hope. It’s called 12 Benefits of Walking and it’s in the Arthritis Foundation Newsletter. Here’s a link: https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/workouts/walking/wow-of-walking.php I have been trying...

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I was a bit excited the first time I went to physical therapy.  This was going to be the person that would tell me how to “fix” my problem.  I still...