~ It's going to rain! ~

Posted by .harp player @amberpep, Jun 17 8:13am

Ever since I had the TKR 6 years ago, and then a revision 4 years ago (just before I moved to VA), whenever the weather is about to change – rain, snow, sleet, etc. – my knee hurts. It usually hurts when I get out of a chair, but this is pretty much all the time. So, then I put on my soft knee sleeve which provides just enough pressure to prevent that. I'll have to wear it today, and probably for the next several days. It's getting a bit too "stretchy" as I've used it so much, so I ordered a new one (a different type). I joke that I'm a better weather forecaster than those who get paid for it!
abby

@amberpep That made me smile. For 25 years, the screws in my leg where a new ACL was anchored have been my weather forecaster. So much so that when the TV meteorologists say it is going to rain, I can tell my husband yes, it's going to happen, or no, they're just wish-casting again. The same happened, for just a year, with my surgically-repaired right thumb 2 years ago. Today both my knee and my newly-operated-on left thumb are loudly telling my rain is coming soon – I hope they are right, we have had hot dry wind dessicating everything for a week, and it's really hard to haul hoses to my flower beds one-handed to keep my new plants alive.
My hip doc says this is very typical of hands, feet and knees…
Sue

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@amberpep, @sueinmn, Yup…..I am a great weather forecaster. I just look at the barometer on my iPad. First I try to guess what the BMP will read for the day. Then I watch it when it changes. The barometric induced pain is all over my body not just on the peripheral areas, arms, legs, etc. Do you know what is happening in your body? And why does it take so long to change? Even my friends and family can take one look at me and guess the BMP is lower or higher.

May you have happiness today and the causes of happiness.
Chris

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@artscaping – Oh, I know what's happening – I have metal parts and screws everywhere, and bone, muscle, tendons, and metal all react differently to barometric pressure changes – and then argue fiercely with one another. And, due to repeated surgeries, I always have nerves regenerating somewhere, another source of pain during both temperature and barometric pressure changes. This phenomenon was explained to me by a meteorologist 25 years ago after my first major knee surgery.
Today I am happy because I have much to be grateful for: the sun is shining, my daughter was finally notified she has a modified job beginning Monday (off work > 3 months due to Covid-19 dangers to her), I have a Zoom meeting with all my Master Gardener friends, and I have a video appointment tomorrow with the pain mgmt doc. Life is good.
Sue

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@sueinmn

@artscaping – Oh, I know what's happening – I have metal parts and screws everywhere, and bone, muscle, tendons, and metal all react differently to barometric pressure changes – and then argue fiercely with one another. And, due to repeated surgeries, I always have nerves regenerating somewhere, another source of pain during both temperature and barometric pressure changes. This phenomenon was explained to me by a meteorologist 25 years ago after my first major knee surgery.
Today I am happy because I have much to be grateful for: the sun is shining, my daughter was finally notified she has a modified job beginning Monday (off work > 3 months due to Covid-19 dangers to her), I have a Zoom meeting with all my Master Gardener friends, and I have a video appointment tomorrow with the pain mgmt doc. Life is good.
Sue

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Good morning @sueinmn, thanks for the reply. That all makes sense. I am a new MN resident and totally get how important the sun is for happiness and wellbeing to folks who live here year-round. My life partner and I pay homage to the sun in our meditation every morning. After living in Hawaii and CA, this is a whole new world. I do notice a certain crankiness that appears when the weather report shows day after day of clouds and no sun.

May you, my dear, have happiness all day!
Chris

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