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nightstalker172 36M
1646 posts
6/22/2006 4:51 am

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Well..next monday I cant wait for...next monday I will finaly start my PT...after haveing 1 full week of resting my knee...its time to start doing something YAY...The sooner I start the sooner its over with and the sooner I can get back on track getting myself into better shape and loseing this fattness...Ive noticed that it does feel better...but it still gives me pain if I walk on it too long...I wish medical science would hurry up and invent cyborg implants or a way to just instantly heal wounds or something dang nabit...so it wouldnt take so long...I could have my knee rebuilt....better, stonger, faster .....unfortunatly until then its pretty much keep it elavated and playing games to pass the time since there isnt really anything on TV....sigh...I hate being stuck in one place...

Anyhoo My father who knows that Im on the injured list...wants me to help him mow the lawn at his rental place...Now a riding mower isnt too bad not really much physical work with that except emtping the grass bag 22 times or more because that yard is so huge..and the grass up there hasnt been cut in awhile so its gotten pretty long nevermind the fact that its like mutant grass that grows faster than it should...in 2 weeks its already almost waist high...I told him that I dont think Im going to be able to help him...getting on and off the mower might be too much for my knee...and the way its designed...I have to put my weight on my injured leg to get off...So he says well you can still do the weed eating if you just take your time and go slow...it takes about 2 hours to completely trim around the house and the fence and all the trees at normal speed...thats 2 or more hours of being on my knee which I think the doctor would chew me out for hehe...the problem is that my dad he just doesnt want to do it all he would rather pass the buck so to speak but I dont blaim him he has his share of health problems too....I told him that he'll have to get his grandson to do it....Now its not that I would really have a problem doing this job and gimping around the yard...but honestly I dont want to risk makeing things worse on it and slowing me down even more....but knowing my nephew and how "dependable" he is Ill end up out there anyway...I might be able to wear my brace and see if that helps...even though I hate it to know end...that squeeking noise it makes every time I walk drives me nuts squeek squeek squeek just have to wait and see I guess...Ill just not tell the doctor I did yard work

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
6/22/2006 2:58 pm

Is there any way to just ride up to where you empty the grass bag and stay seated as you do it? Or insist your nephew go with you, work on the weeding as you mow and everytime you have to empty the bag, he does it for you? Or get dad to go along, with a lawn chair, watch you mow and empty the bag when need be? A friend you can take along who can drink beer and make fun of you and empty the bag?

NickRules999 39M
9464 posts
6/22/2006 3:57 pm

I know what it's like to work hurt. Repetitive motion in my right arm caused an injury I had last year. I had two different doctors tell me two different things. One I went to wanted to operate on it. Another doctor (the city sent me to see this guy) just set me up for physical therapy.

Using a riding mower might be a little easier on your knee, but not by much, unless there's some good suspension on it. But, yeah, having to empty the catcher is a good way to aggrivate it.

It seems like a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation.

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nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
6/22/2006 4:19 pm

Missann - Well...my nephew...I doubt he'll even be able to meet me there because hes off somewhere gettin high like an idiot...and my dad...unlikely..He'll have something else to keep him busy...as far as my friends well...They are either at work, sleeping because they work nights....or busy with school...(college that is) They are too pressed for time to be able to make fun of me It would be nice...but chances are either my dad is going to do it all himself...or he will some how get my deadbeat nephew to do it...I said he could also ask my neice she would do it shes dependable unlike her brother...if she doesnt have to work...she just got her first job for the summer and shes all excited...so she might not be available and OMFG the hassle it would take to get my sister to do it...I mean my sister sigh...that kind of work would be beneather her and my brother in law cant do it for he has a really bad back and cant lift anything and just sitting on the mower would kill him...My dad was hopeing to have renters in by now and then they would be responsible but he hasnt yet..so its likely since IM the dependable one and the only one "phyiscally able" chances are good that I will be mowing that huge ass lawn and doing both weed eating and mowing takes about 4 hours...and about 5-6 if the grass is really high...which hehe it is...and the little mower gets clogged easy...SO..what needs to happen is it need to RAIN this weekend....RAIN RAIN RAIN....cant mow in the RAIN...

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
6/23/2006 3:06 am

You can't put on the secret conspiracy voice and say to your nephew, "hey, I've got a bunch of grass for you..."?

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