March 27, 2012
All my joints were behaving
My walk was a joy
Neither sharp twinges nor tweaks
Appeared to annoy
A light mist gently caressed
While we stepped lively
Oh! The sights! The sounds! The smells!
I’m feeling blithely!
Despite not wanting to go on my dog walk yesterday, once I got to the park, I quite enjoyed myself. It’s a rare day when all my joints are “quiet”, so we were able to pick up the pace. Perhaps the steady barometric pressure reading had something to do with it. As you can see from the screen shot from The Weather Network, the barometric pressure was fairly constant.
On Forecasting . . ., a post I wrote in 2009, I talk about how I can often feel a rapid shift in barometric pressure. Do you notice it?
My ninety-one year old friend, who has an acute interest in health and well-being, once presented me with the following excerpt:
“Atmospheric pressure decreases a day or two before it rains. The joint has to adjust to the atmospheric pressure. An arthritic joint trying to adjust will cause pain or discomfort. In the same way, your arthritic knee or back may become more inflamed when you fly on an airplane, because of the change in cabin pressure.” Unfortunately, I don’t have the source.
What are your thoughts?
October 25, 2011
In an earlier post, I talked about using China mugs because they are
There’s another consideration, regardless of the type of mug you get. It’s the handle.
This type of handle puts a lot of pressure on already weakened joints:
I look for mugs that allow me to grasp the handle with four fingers. Like this
There’s that small advantage that Terry was speaking of in Bunny Ears vs Round-the-Tree.
October 13, 2011
Laptop. LCD projector. Books. Props. Prizes. These are just a few of the things that I bring with me whenever I present at a conference or do a workshop.
I have tried many types of “wheels” to help me get whatever I’m transporting into the room. I am conscious about protecting my joints from the strain of all that heavy lifting and about conserving my energy for what I’m being paid to do.
Even if I’m not going anywhere, at least my luggage is! Everything I need to bring with me, fits in quite well. On the rare occasion that the room I am trying to reach is only accessible via the stairs, I am able to wheel my worldly belongings up behind me.
A big thanks to Kathrin for the artistic layout and for providing the instructions on how to do this.
September 28, 2011
A recent get-away not only provided me with some R & R, but also with material for several posts.
Some motels do not come equipped with elevators. If that is the case, we always request a room on the ground floor, mainly because it is easier on the joints. Luggage doesn’t have to be lugged up a set of stairs, nor
are your knees, feet, arms, hands and back is your body taking an extra beating.