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Day 483

The Latest: Jolts of Pain Shooting Up My Leg.....

I'm hobbling about on a crutch now, to keep the weight off my "bad" knee that I somehow messed up while playing basketball, and then tore up even more with tai chi, swimming and hot sex. Was it worth it? Well, isn't hot sex always?

I work with a lot of people, and they are unfailingly polite. They ask, "so, is it painful?" and I smile and say, "Yes, the pain is exquisite!"

And to make things worse, my "good" leg is now starting to do weird things - Intermittent jolts of pain, which feels like a horde of little warriors with the finest needles you can imagine stabbing at the inside of my knee for a few seconds, rendering me speechless and immobile, and then running off, gleefully hiding until it is safe to return and do it all over again.

Out of the five members of my immediate family, I have lived longer than 4 of them: my mother and both my sisters were gone before 54. I am 59.

I don't spend a lot of time dwelling on thoughts of death, but it would be nice to at least reach my dad's age before he passed: 76.

Can I hold on?

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  • miranda_b miranda_b
    3 weeks ago

    Don’t let wearing-out of the mechanical parts trigger thoughts of mortality. None of us are getting any younger and we just have to accept the reality that our parts hurt sometimes and can’t do all the things they used to.

    It’s a safe bet that your good leg hurts because of your altered gait from the crutches. Go to an orthopedist and get your messed-up knee fixed and you’ll be right as rain in no time.

    In the mean time, it’s a good excuse to let the little woman take control in the bedroom.

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