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My right knee is arthritic. I am hoping to nurse it along so that it lasts a lifetime. That may or may not be possible, but I will do my very best for that knee!

I noticed on my first walk, after the temperature dipped below freezing out there, that my knee became painful. I have babied it since, resorting to an anti-inflammatory cream for a few days, covering it with a piece of one of Attila’s socks, with the foot cut off (my Mom’s suggestion, thanks Mom), walking carefully, and doing one knee exercise every single day. I have yet to return to the whole exercise routine, but that is coming soon, probably after we get the second wardrobe constructed, and Attila has moved the furniture around. When all that is done, the couch/daybed will be accessible, and I can use it to lie on while I do my other knee exercises.

I did a lot of poking around on the internet about the issue of arthritic pain in cold weather, and eventually found a pattern for a knee warmer. It is a knitting pattern. I don’t knit. I asked my Mom if she would give it a go, and she said yes. Today my knee warmer arrived in the mail from Mom, and it is wonderful! Because of the design, there is no pressure on my knee when it is bent, which can be a problem. I am wearing the knee warmer right now, and I can say that the warmth really makes my knee feel better.

Here is a link to the pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/phils-knee-warmer

And here I am, the fashion model, sporting my lovely, cozy, and comforting knee warmer. I love it!
Knee warmer jan 13 2016

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SNOW SQUALL WATCH IN EFFECT
-12°C
Date: 6:00 AM EST Wednesday 13 January 2016
Condition: Clear
Pressure: 101.1 kPa
Tendency: rising
Visibility: 24 km
Temperature: -12.3°C
Dewpoint: -16.0°C
Humidity: 74%
Wind: WNW 18 gust 30 km/h
Wind Chill: -20
Today A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 8.
Tonight Flurries and a few local snow squalls ending before morning then mainly cloudy. Local amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 9

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NORA

Maggie,

My God you look so young. I thought you were quite a bit older. You just look great! Healthy.

The knee warmer is nice and I’m glad it helps.

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Joan Lansberry

I’m glad you have a solution to keeping your knee warmer. I, too, look younger than my age. It’s not so much of a problem now that I’m 57, hah!

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

Glad to hear the knee warmer is helping! That was nice of your mom to knit it for you!

You look like you’ve lost weight since some of your earlier pics, Maggie. Looking good!

Stubblejumpin Gal

Good to see you!
What is an anti-inflammatory cream — and do you need a prescription to get it? What I take for my “neck migraines” is an anti-inflammatory, so why not try a cream on my neck eh?

Bex Crowell

Have you got the knee warmer on the outside just to show us? Can you wear it on the inside of your trousers, as well? I like it. I wonder if I could alter the instructions to make an all-body-warmer that would make all my serious pains disappear? It would have to have a hole for the head, holes for the arms and legs, and also arms and leg sleeves…I think the only parts of my entire body that do not have constant pain are my head and my feet. Yup, every other spot hurts. I need a big one!!!

Love the photo!

Still the Lucky Few

Nice knee warmer. Nice Mom! I am using Voltaren cream for a hip joint that suffered from the many hours I have spent at the computer last fall. I am so cynical about the effectiveness about any ointments or creams, but this is working! To Stubblejumpin Gal, I have used it on my neck, for a pinched nerve that was troubling me.

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

I was also going to suggest thermal underwear for Bex.

I’m going to suggest the Voltaren cream to DH for some of his back/hip pain. He was doing good for some years after his back surgery but now he has a slipped disk, as was eventually expected to happen.

He doesn’t like to take pills all the time so that might be helpful for him.

crochetlady or Lee Ann

Nice modeling! When I was in my teens, I looked older than I was; now I look younger. I can live with that!!