As you can see my left knee (right in this picture) is considerably swollen. It looks like i have it bent but I don’t, this is straight. I have run two half marathons this year and my knee wasn’t too happy at the time and definitely isn’t happy now (over a month after the last one). Just to help you understand me a bit more, I walked a 10k on crutches so pain and discomfort wont stop me from doing something, and someone telling me I shouldn’t do something “because of your knee” will only make it want to do it more and make me more determined to manage this disease better! However when my knee is as swollen as it is right now it definitely does slow me down, which is pretty frustrating to say the least. I am used to the swelling continually going up and down but sometimes it doesn’t settle which is when I need to get help. This usually ends up in it being drained and occasionally having steroids to help prevent it from swelling straight back up again.
As Thomas A Edison said;
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
I know I am past prevention but I am not past taking responsibility and taking advise from all the nutritionists I am reading about and seeing if what I eat really can make a different in the management of this disease.