I am so glad I sat down with my doctor and had a long talk with her about my knee pain, concerns about weight, high blood pressure, you name it. She immediately sent me for knee x-rays (that same day!) and then to a specialist, who put me into PT and back into the YMCA warm water pool.
Yes, I already feel like a new person! The PT girl is from our church, so I felt right at home. And the exercises are already getting both knees working with much less pain. Prescriptions also helped. Instead of waking in the morning bemoaning this pain or that problem, I'm waking with brand new enthusiasm.
Walking into the Y to sign up as a member again (they're not charging the mega membership fee for most of this month) was delightful; they remembered me, hugged me, were SO glad to see me there again. No wonder I like small towns! In a big city, you might just be a face in the crowd, one of those January resolution people. Not here in Rocky Mount; they're the friendliest bunch ever.
Today, I stopped in at the Franklin County Library. With the two long holiday weeks, I'd actually run out of reading material (you'd laugh at all my full bookcases) but again, it was a case of friends happy to see me out and about.
Well, I hope I haven't already blogged about all this, but I am a very happy camper.