Why Am I So Stiff In The Morning?

Like the Tin Man, many of us shuffle out of bed in the morning looking for the nearest can of oil to get the body moving. A cup of coffee and a hot shower usually do the trick but an occasional body part can be stubborn with pain and stiffness lasting for hours. And if […]

Keep Your Knees Healthy

We often take our health for granted and ignore early warning signs. The knee is no exception. Healthy knees allow us to easily get up and down from the floor, maintain balance on uneven surfaces and walk for long distances without discomfort. Even occasional knee pain should be an early warning sign to take heed […]

One Small Step

I have been at therapy at Union Memorial (Bel Air Athletic Club) for two weeks now. When I think back to the first day there I realize the little I was able to do then as compared to what I accomplished today. My first time on the stationary bike was last Wednesday and all I […]

Words, Exercise, Skype, Time, Sleep, Eat, Football, Ryder Cup

I have been home one week and the above items have kept me busy when I’m not exercising or icing my knees. It’s a good thing that all of them are available because otherwise I would be a nut case. Even though I tried to increase my range of motion last week, I lost 9 […]

Beginning of a Brand New Day

Sunday wasn’t just game day, it was I get to go home day. I was ecstatic to be going home so I wasn’t about to complain that morning in the hospital. This was the first time in my life I had had any narcotic in my system and was realizing what everyone had been telling […]

No Matter How Many Things They Do – It Ain’t Like Home

I’m writing this from my room two days after the first knee replacement. I have had four therapy sessions so far and can now bend my knee at 79 degrees while sitting in a chair. I can walk comfortably with a walker and am ready to start on climbing stairs if I were not having […]

Sometimes you’re the windshield – Sometimes you’re the bug

I was ready to have my knees replaced in four weeks and figured I would do private Pilates with Stephanie & Brenda in order to really get my knees ready but then I went to throw away some items at the dump and picked up more than I should have or lifted it too high. […]

Bill’s tale of two knees

I have had knee problems almost all of my adult life. I think I was seventeen when I first injured my right knee playing soccer. After six weeks of non activity I went back to playing and probably made it much worse. I think the first injury was a slight tear of the ACL but […]