• Deb Kelly says:

    Good for you, Phyllis. I think it’s helpful for others with osteoarthritis to hear your story. It’s encouraging to think of someone like you continuing to manage a very engaged life while adjusting to the frustrations/limitations imposed by this disease. I don’t know how you manage to stand on that knee for long periods in the kitchen, but I sure appreciate the recipes.

    I miss you, and the classes with Melanie. I’m trying to do a bit in the pool each day, but it’s not nearly as much fun on my own. Apparently she’s turning the Byng pool green for St. Patrick’s Day! I thought she was joking, but she says she’s being doing it since 1994 and promises me a picture. That woman has special powers…..

    Saludos, Deb

    • Phyllis says:

      Great to hear from you Deb! And hearing you appreciate the recipes, makes the standing in the kitchen all the more worthwhile!

      I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing time! I am seriously considering the Byng pool on Friday’s and was planning on waiting until you got back so I wouldn’t have to face the crowd without back-up! Haven’t seen Jennifer lately either. That should be fun…turning the pool green!!! I think, perhaps, underneath the “instructor” interior lives a bit of a crazy woman? My kind of people! Look forward to seeing you soon!

      Ciao, P

  • Frank says:

    Sorry to hear about the arthritis! My grandmother Angelina of my eponymous blog had it. You might get a chuckle out of the fact that, in her heavily accented English, she called it “Arthur-itis”… Anyway, I know it’s not really a laughing matter, but it sounds like Durolane is just the ticket. One shot every six months to get relief, not bad.

    • Phyllis says:

      Thanks for the sentiments and yes I did get a chuckle! My mother, Nora, had a Russian accent so I’m pretty used to the changing up of pronuncia! The Durolane only seems to work for a short period of time and then that’s it. I’m waiting to hear the news about the injections of stem cells into the hip and knee joints. I guess researchers and doctors are trying to find a way around the wave of boomers and their need for joint replacements. In the meantime, I’ll be following the traditional pathway because, unless something new comes down the pike before surgery…I’ll have to do it. Unless, of course I don’t want to travel to Italy again! And that doesn’t bear thinking about!

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