A moment in time

Saturday was an epic day.  I was able to slowly, and carefully, walk the whole trail at the Mountain Farmlet.  I won’t say my knee didn’t hurt, but I didn’t swell up either.  Then on the way home we saw this…


It was a promise of rain on the way that was delivered overnight.  We are not  in the deep freeze, and life is getting more comfortable!


How was your weekend?


By the way,  I went to the specialist and I have arthritis in my knee.  No surprises there I guess.   I have it in my fingers and elsewhere, though thankfully not so painfully.  The Dr gave me several options;  I chose a shot and some exercises to do, with a return appointment scheduled for the end of February.  By the way, I am happy to tell you that a shot in your knee is way less painful than one in your thumb joint!  ;)


48 thoughts on “A moment in time

  1. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful sunset. And what good news, that you were able to do that walking without swelling. You may have said, but how often do you have to get the shots? Is it on an “as needed” basis? That would be great – the longer between them, the better. That would mean that your condition’s improving with the exercise and so on.

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, I was under the impression that as long as I keep active and do my exercises, then I shouldn’t need another one. I think they won’t give them more than once per year anyway. My arthritis is considered ‘Moderate’ at this time, so I am hopeful that the increased activity and exercise will keep my knee healthy. I don’t know what I did to make it so angry this time around, but I NEVER want to experience pain like this again!

  2. Littlesundog says:

    Stunning evening shot, Lynda! I hope you continue to have more mobility. I know with all that you have to do and LOVE to do on both Farmlets, it sure does help to feel good and productive. I’m also glad you’re getting a reprieve from the southern deep freeze! We have a week of snow, sleet and ice predicted. Strangest winter I’ve seen since I moved here 24 years ago!

    • Lynda says:

      I have you in my Weather Channel locations, Lori. I was reading about your intermittent blizzard conditions. Did they materialize? LOL, I told Bob and he got worried for you two. I told him you were from NE, and that you should be used to that kind of weather, although you may not like it. ;)

  3. cecilia says:

    my father swears by dandelion tea for arthritis, not the stuff you buy, you steep either the fresh roots or the leaves, i can’t remember, I will ask but he is also very active, walks miles and miles each week, so I am sure the exercise has just as much to do with his good heath as anything (that and a glass of red wine at bed time!) . So glad you are feeling better.. though. I hate constant pain. just wears one down.. take care c

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Celi! I looked up Dandelion tea and I think it is the roots used for tea. However, there are three ways to use them: Fresh, dried, or roasted. I will try anything if it helps keep me mobile! BTW, is this a preventative treatment, or is it taken as needed?

  4. Joan says:

    Such a beautiful sky. Keep up the joint excerises. I had a DR encourage me to take up yoga to give the joints a good workout. The results have been amazing and I haven’t needed the dreaded big needle shot in my hip for 3 years now.

  5. Marie Anne says:

    What a gorgeous view! Glad you’re on the mend; I’ve had several horses with arthritis, and it’s heartbreaking to see how painful it is for them. They seemed to become more comfortable with giving them joint supplements and wrapping their legs with magnetic wraps.

  6. katechiconi says:

    Ah. Welcome to the club. I hope very much that the shot in your knee lasts a long time and that it’s ages before you’re ready for the next one. Arthritis is loads of fun, isn’t it?

  7. Doreen says:

    Great news about the walk about!!!! The photo is “picture perfect”!!! Rain is definitely a good thing when warm enough! We, here, will have to wait a while for that!!!!! Hugs…………………..

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you! We are getting more rain later today, and I am hearing about more snow for you, so stay warm, Doreen!
      Funny how the temperature can get above 32 and suddenly we are connoisseurs of the relative degrees of warmer. ;)

  8. diannegray says:

    A shot in the thumb joint? OUCH! I have arthritis as well but not that bad (yet).

    I’m so glad you can walk without the knee swelling. I’m sure a lot of people don’t appreciate the total freedom we feel when we can walk without pain :D

    • Lynda says:

      Dianne, that thumb was an injury in the beginning. Then the pad wore away and the joint became inflamed. I was told when I got the first shot that after the third shot I would get surgery. Thankfully, that first shot was over two years ago and I am managing with it just fine. I can only hope that the shot to my knee will be as successful! Tom is right, exercise is key. Now that the pain is better the exercise will be more enjoyable. :D

  9. LB says:

    I’m so glad to see this post, Lynda!! You climbed the mountain and you were rewarded with an incredible sunset! Woo Hoo!!!
    Happy dance! (well, I’ll do the dance … you can join me later) :-)

    • Lynda says:

      Well, actually, it was more like walked it slowly. Our new place is in a hollow so the walks are very gentle. I’m so glad for that! Thank you for the happy dance, Laurie!

    • Lynda says:

      Doesn’t God paint the best views?

      I have whined and moaned about the sub-freezing temperatures here, but I am feeling very grateful that at least we didn’t have blizzards and ice storms! Hope you are faring better today!

  10. Bill says:

    Glad to know you were able to walk the trail. I hope that you’re soon walking it with a spring in your step!

    Thanks for sharing the amazing sunset.

    • Lynda says:

      No springs yet, but better and better day by day. God sends me the most beautiful messages to keep my spirits up, and I just had to share this one. It was truly glorious!

  11. chatou11 says:

    Hi Lynda, wow I think I never saw such a sky! thank you for sharing.
    Arthritis is so painful, I know that as I have the same problem! Walk is a good treatment!
    Have a nice week Lynda

    • Lynda says:

      Wasn’t it amazing? I was so glad I had my camera with me. :D
      Working through the pain is hard, but it is working! I am so glad to be able to get out and get somewhere on foot.

      Thank you, Chantal, and you have a great week too!

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