Kneeded Respect

I recently injured my knee on a hike in Mt. Baldy and have been out of work, out of life it almost seems like.  I am very limited in the things I can do now.  One thing I have gained is I now have a newfound appreciation for knees and noticed a couple of things that I most certainly took for granted about life with two capable knees.  I bet the last time you thought about using your knee wasn’t very recently, at least for me it wasn’t.

Of the things I am now incapable of doing or are difficult to do, some are obvious some are more important some are weird and funny.  Some obvious things are walking normally, full motion of my leg, running, jumping etc.  Some less obvious things are climbing stairs, getting in an out of cars, maneuvering through crowds of people.  Some things I don’t think I could have ever imagined were not being able to sleep on my left side, throwing a ball for my dog, or having more trouble than expected to sit down on the toilet!

So everyone, today I would ask of you to be grateful for your knees and elbows.  Be thankful for your health and mobility.  Be aware of your thirst for life and respect your body by taking care of yourself.

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