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In which I realize we all have a limp. But need to keep walking, anyway.

Back on June 30, I went out for a wun (walk/running hybrid that i’d been doing) and a block from my house- about 3 miles into a 5 k trial…. something “gave” in my knee/ leg. Something I should have “kept” in order to walk without pain. I instantly realized: “This isn’t normal.”  Because, I’m brilliant, or something. I iced…

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Crutches and Canes and Prejudices, Oh My!

I do not care if the doctor thinks a walker is safer. I’m NOT going to use a walker- even for a little while. NO WAY. I said full of contempt, as  I wobbled past them. I also don’t care if it has pretty pink and teal paisley or even leopard print, it’s still: a cane. People will think I’m…

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Stress fracture? Derangement of the Knee and Mind?—a confession I’m not a doctor & a contest

“So…. can I run?” I asked hopefully. “Well, you seem to be having trouble walking..” Replied the orthopedic specialist. “But, I need to exercise.  I’m trying to lose weight. I just got into a good habit.. I don’t want to have to start all over.” I argued . “There are other exercises you could do. Biking and swimming don’t result…

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