Monday, January 8, 2007

Knobby Knees

Getting old sucks. My body keeps screaming out to me that it is not young any more. I have aches and pains in places I didn't know existed. The latest is my knees. It seems I have arthritis in the right one and a tiny bit starting in the left one. I have suspected it for sometime now and this last week the Dr. confirmed it. For awhile now my knees have looked knobby and the right one swells and puffs up. I looked in the mirror the other day and thought to myself..God my legs are so ugly.
My thighs are fat, I have varicose veins, and my knees are lumpy..What a mess.
When I was young my legs were so pretty. Long lanky and up to here. I wore mini skirts and short shorts. Now I hide them in jeans or carpi's. On well at lest they don't sag like my boobs. I guess time just has a way of getting away from us. This photo was taken around 1975 I was around 21 or 22.

The one below it is of my daughter taken last year at age 21. It was taken FOUR WEEKS after she gave birth to her son! Can you believe how good she looked.

I'm jealous. I want my pretty legs back



Blogger Nancy said...

Legs are over rated...your still a cutie patootie. Thats Minnesotian for good looking. :)

January 9, 2007 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger peppylady said...

I don't why we all age different.

I always thought I would be complete grey. My looks tend to favor my father who greyed quite young, he was solid white before he was 30. I've only got few streaks of grey.

One day I was looking at an old photo of my self and I was a lot lighter.
It actual made me depress because how I've let my self go.

I keep telling my boys that I once was a lot thinner.

January 9, 2007 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

My legs have never been great but I had the flatest tummy when I was younger but really if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't. Being in the low 20s was hard work.

January 9, 2007 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Penguin said...

You are so lucky to have been diagnosed - and treated. And I think you were cute in your photo :)

Yes, your daughter had quite the bod!

January 10, 2007 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Rhoadie said...

You and your daughter favor tremendously.

January 10, 2007 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

My legs have never looked that great, but my boobs... I know what you mean. I'm only 38 and the aging is getting more visible by the day! :-)

January 11, 2007 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger Mama Kelly said...

37 here and between the weight, the illnesses and the sagging boobage I barely recognize myself these days....

so I hear ya!!!

Mama Kelly

PS your daughter looked amazing in the pic!!!

January 13, 2007 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Yep, I looked great at 21 too. Geesh, what happened.

January 25, 2007 at 11:40 PM  

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