And again and again we bear more, — that is the god of us.
Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
“Exercise keeps the muscles strong around a joint so that the mechanics works,” explains Patience White, M.D., M.A., vice president of public health at the Arthritis Foundation. “In the lower extremities, the knee is usually the first joint to experience pain for the 27 million people who suffer from osteoarthritis. If a person loses about 10 pounds and keeps exercising, they can cut the pain in their knees by about 50 percent and can even postpone a joint replacement.”
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It used to be that doctors would recommend that their arthritis patients take it easy and not exercise. Well, those days are over. In reality, exercise is crucial for those with arthritis. , “physical activity can reduce [joint] pain and improve function, mobility, mood, and quality of life for most adults with many types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lupus.” It can be one of the best ways of managing the disease. The he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arthritis Foundation, and the American College of Rheumatology all recommend physical activity as a way of managing almost all forms of arthritis.
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When in sickness, age, or sorrow,
Through great shadows we must move,
Of all earthly lights the dearest
Shines from hearts of those we love.
~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), , 1882
Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.
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Hast thou not seen, impatient Boy?
Hast thou not read the solemn Truth,
That grey Experience writes for giddy Youth
On every Mortal Joy?
The Rills of Pleasure never run sincere;
(Earth has no unpolluted Spring)
From the curs'd Soil some dang'rous Taint they bear;
So Roses grow on Thorns, and Honey wears a Sting.
~Isaac Watts (1674–1748), "Earth and Heaven,"
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.