I just wanted to update the blog. For the past few months, I have had EVERYTHING on hold. I found out more about the problems I have had with my knees. I ahve degenerative Arthritis in my knees. This has caused the cartlidge in the inner portions of my knees to disinegrate. I ahve no cartlidge left in my knees – the inner portions anyway.
I finally went to a decent Dr for my knees. He listened to me, and shared with me really what was going on and how it could be helped. I am trying to lose weight, and I am now needing to really work harder on that. I will have to have total knee replacement to FIX the problem, but I am too young for that (and certainly too heavy). I will loose the weight and then approach the DR about the surgery if I am still feeling a real bad problem. Otherwise, I want to put off the surgery as long as possible and see if it will heal.
I also started seeing my Chiropractor, who is my Brother-in-law. I know many people who have negative opinions of them, however, I have found that they were able to help me have some relief from the pain and I am in the middle of strenghtening my knees to help with walking, standing and life.
Needless to say, all this has taken time and effort. I have not been in my shop in months, and things are piled up everywhere. I talked with my Mothier-in-law, who had asked me to build dad’s night stand, and I asked her if she could have another person build it. I told her I just could not see when, or if, I would get back into my shop anytime soon.
I do have the desire to get back in my shop and also to do projects around the house, I guess that is good, however, my ability to handle the pressure in my legs, my knees especially is another story.
I hope not having pressure on me for someone elses projects, that I will feel like I can get out and work on my projects, even just a little at a time will help.
-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.