Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It's all in my head!

I don't get worried about my health very often. I had issues when I was young, but for the last several decades, I've been very healthy and very active.

This whole knee issue has really put a kybosh on my activity level and the pain - well, I won't go into the details. Let's just say that it's been an interesting couple of months and I do have a much better appreciation of how disabled people feel.  I know, having a bum knee doesn't put me anywhere near to being in a wheelchair but not being able to walk properly has sure put a lot of stuff into perspective.

Not only am I worried about my daily activities which include walking that darn Lexi, although she would prefer to go to the dog park!  I was getting worried about Fall Market at the end of this month which will entail a lot of walking. While I'm able to finally put weight on my knee, walking for any distance is - well, not fun!  Hey - I was even contemplating renting a scooter or a segway which for me, well that's totally unheard of!

Something has to be done!  

It's time to take action!   I HATE taking pills and supplements are just not part of my vocabulary.  However (and this is so NOT me), I've been hearing endorsements for this product EVERYDAY and I thought I would give it a try.

I stopped at the drugstore last night and picked up a bottle of Sierrasil.  I know - I never do that. I never get pulled in by an ad. But I did.

I took one pill last night and I slept the ENTIRE night without waking up. That hasn't happened in a long time. I usually wake up because of the pain in that knee.  While I still have pain today, I'm not limping and the pain is better.  Not perfect by a long shot.  And let's not forget, this is NOT the knee that had surgery.  That knee is fine!

Now how could this be working in such a short time???   I don't care if the pills aren't actually doing anything, although it's inflammation that is my problem, not so much the joint.  If this is all a placebo effect, I don't care!!!!   I actually feel a bit more like my old self today and that's all that counts!!!!!

On that note, I'm going for a run at lunch!  Just kidding!!!   I hate running!

Have a great day!!!



  1. Elaine, I have been taking SierraSil for a yr(?) I think- Love it! I take it for my knees so that I can actually do things,
    but also to give me the chance to do all the knee strengthening excerises my chiro/physio guy has lined up! and hopefully one day I won't need it

    1. Oh my gosh!!!! That is good news!!! I do hope that I can get the inflammation cleared up so YES, I can get back to strengthening those muscles!!! Thanks for the info! Elaine

  2. Elaine ~ First I'll say hi. I read your blog daily after finding it because I follow QuiltSocial. I don't post often however which I'm sorry for.

    I can totally sympathize with you and your frustration. I have two bad knees and mobility is next to impossible. I still refuse to sit in the wheelchair we've had for me to use since about 2005/6 or so. I'm just too proud and feel like that's giving up. But you; YOU are always on the go so I know you have to be stressing over it so much more than I am. I have to ask if you linked to the right thing that you're taking in the post. You linked to a Dog Chew. Is that what you meant to do?

    Have you spoken to your doctor again? Personally I say get the scooter for the show so you don't stress your knee to a point with all that walking that you can't do anything for weeks and weeks after that show. But, you can also speak with your doctor about a cortisone shot in your knee. That will help reduce the swelling/pain for you to get around much more without the pain you have now. I used to get those each year in November before our yearly trip to MI to hubby's family for Thanksgiving so I wasn't in the pain I get from that 5+ hour drive and because of that not being able to help the other women in the kitchen. The shot allowed me to walk almost pain free for as much as 6 months each time and my knees are shot with no cartilage in either one so they'd probably help you possibly even longer.