This tiny little creature is kicking my ass. I had a hard time getting out of a chair over the weekend. That was a reality check. I have a hard time getting down to and then up off of the floor. Last Friday my knee cracked so loud upon rising that two of the women in the room for my mommy and me class commented on it! Yeah- it's that loud. That was also a reality check. But what to do about it? The knee is so compromised I fear I'll never be fixable. My old Ortho told my sister just that when she was in for a check of her own pain a couple weeks back. No doubt all the trauma my knee has endured, klutz, surgical and pathological plays a role, but this inflammation cascade is well on it's way. I have no idea what this means for some one my age.
Thinking further on this research I wonder if the assumption that it is the excess weight on the joints causing wear and tear causing OA will hold or if the chronic low level inflammation condition that comes with obesity will be shown to play a role as well. I think maybe yes, as I can't understand why else the OA in my hands could be as bad as it is - no wear and tear there. I'm tempted to dig out my biochem notes to read up a little on the science of this all. It helps me to understand why and how I am falling apart.