I will try to take more natural pain relievers, like tumeric, when the pain spikes, so that my liver and kidneys don’t get overloaded.
Tonight, instead of playing sports, I’ve decided to play my drums. My knees have been in pain for a while. The culprit? Playing too often. I have 55-year-old knees, and they have been through a lot over the years, so I need to be a little more patient with them now. Most of my knee woes came from skydiving years ago; I was a swooper, and had a lot of hard landings. I take a lot of supplements for the pain, and to keep my joints working well, but nothing beats rest. My job – completing installation and repairs for heating and cooling systems – requires significant use of my knees. I occasionally have to squat down and bend over for long periods of time, so my knees and back can go through a lot of strain on a busy workday. I try not to take pain pills much when I’m working, because too many pills is a lot of work for the kidneys and liver. I will try to take more natural pain relievers, like tumeric, when the pain spikes, so that my liver and kidneys don’t get overloaded. Next week, I am installing a whole-home air purifier in an apartment that is on the third floor, without an elevator, so I am going to have to carry it up all those flights of stairs by myself. This is another reason I am resting my knees and back more this weekend. I should be good again in a couple of days.