I’ve written before about my struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis—let’s just say it’s not fun! Now added to that dynamic is the fact that at my age, osteoarthritis is also setting in. When one of my knees gave out with a horrible scream of pain a couple of months ago, it was the beginning of the next phase in my growing-old journey.
Of course, these things never happen at home or at a convenient time. Nooooo…..I was out of state with my husband for a mini-vacation and the 2nd day there, my left knee began to ache. We visited a drugstore after dinner and picked up a knee wrap to try to stabilize it. Not only did it not work, it seemed to cause the knee to collapse in protest. I literally could not walk. Any movement of my knee caused excruciating pain and tears.