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"Are you ready?"

"Me?"

"Susan?"

"Yup. That's me." I pushed myself off the bench and grabbed the Mama's cane.

"Take your time," the X-ray lady said. "No hurry."

"I finally think of myself as old," I said, trying not to grimace as I stiffly walked into the inner room of the X-ray laboratory.

"Is that why you gasped when I gave you the form to sign?" the office lady asked, as I walked behind her desk. "I wondered what it was on the form that made you hesitate."

"Seeing my age, yes," I said. "I don't think of myself as being that old. 62!"

"I don't think of myself as old either," said the office lady, who may have been a few years younger than me.

The X-ray lady, who looked to be in her late 40s  agreed as well.

 I felt like the three of us gave a invisible collective sigh.

Since the beginning of August I've been hobbling along most days because of the knees. At first it was my left knee that gave me trouble. Then at the beginning of October, it switched over to the right knee. Too much overcompensation, I figure, from too much lifting and carrying of heavy boxes. So forth and so on. Bleah. The X-rays show arthritis in both knees. Also, the misalignment of bones in my right knee. Fun stuff.

My knees have been an issue since I was a kid. On the bright side, it has taken 50 years for the knees to kick in and say, "It's time to see an orthopedist."

I'm missing my rides with Tilda-Hilda.  One day, soon!


It's ABC Wednesday time. (Thank you very much, ABCW team!)  Here we are at the letter O. Oh, boy; oh, girl! Click here to join in and/or to check out the other participants.

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  1. Yes!! Tilda-Hilda Soon 7 very Soon . . even sooner - a happy making answer and good outcome - for fluid movement . .

    Nope, Not Old - simply a hic-up along the way.

    love & love,
    -g-

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  2. Creative photography ~ but do take good care of you ~ you are a precious commodity ~ xox

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  3. Mine are creaking too, ah the joy of ageing! you'll have to break out the cod liver oil capsules.

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    1. Hmmm, must research to see if cod liver capsules are better than the fish ones. Wait, wait. Cod liver is fish, not beef. lol.

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  4. Oye...another O word. I'm headed to the doc for a left hip issue. Hope you have lots of pain free days with those knees.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. My right is feeling fine right now. The left is still being a blunderpuss, but at least I can walk a little longer without the cane.

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  5. Sometimes realizing our age can be shocking! One of my knees is starting to bother me but it's a long time before I am ready to have anything done about it, I hope!

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  6. My body has felt like it was 90 the past few days so I understand. You will be able to be with Tilda soon..I believe in that.

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    1. Thanks, Birgit! I am beginning to understand how the Mama physically was feeling.

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  7. Great photo, Susie!
    Take care of your knees:) Get well soon:)

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  8. Sorry about your pain Susie, i hope your Medics can find a suitable cure for your pain but jut rest up until you're sorted OK?
    Best wishes and hugs,
    Di.
    ABCW team,

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    1. Di, I'm still being stubborn about the rest up part. Today, I climbed up the ladder. Shhhh.

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  9. Oh dear...you are having trouble with those knees! I'm so sorry. I think at 62 you're too young to have knee problems. I hope they can find a quick, simple solution for you.

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    1. And, not too expensive! Thanks for the kind words, Betty.

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  10. Oh, I feel for ya ... both about the age and the knees.

    What's that old joke about knees ... my knees aren't what they used to be. They used to be my elbows!

    Mrs Widds and I have been going to our local pool for a water exercise class for the last five weeks now, and I've noticed a huge improvement in my mobility.

    I may be able to get back on my bike next summer if all goes well. :)

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    1. hahahahahha elbows. Here's to next summer, Widders. I'm hope I'll be, too.

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  11. ;-) Well chosen word... lovely photo too

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/19-o/

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  12. Susie, I hear you. My knees are giving me trouble, too. I hope you're back riding Tilda-Hilda sooner than soon!

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    1. Hope your knees are feeling better today, Victoria.

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  13. My left knee definitely has arthritis, a result of a torn meniscus back in 1994

    ROG, ABCW

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  14. OH Suseeeeeee! Eeeeek! I hope the orthopedist is a big help, maybe without surgery for a while (?). Still, all my friends who have had knee replacements have done beautifully after.

    Getting old(er) isn't for sissies that is for sure. I refuse to allow you to say you are getting old because you are much younger than I am.

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    1. It's getting better. Sometimes I can go awhile without the cane. Then I look like a zombie as I toddle about. lol

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  15. I hope things are getting better for you, Suzie. I missed you at the "Friday Hunt". Get well fast!!!! :)
    ..

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    1. Thanks, Jim. I ran out of steam last week. We'll see how it goes by Friday.

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  16. Great photo! Get well soon so you can continue to take the lovely photos.

    -Soma

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