Yikes. I think I've gotten the west coast version of Lori's GAK!
I made the mistake (apparently) of actually walking in the sand last night. This has always been stressful on my (bad) knees, but I was feeling optimistic since I've been biking and walking and stair-climbing and otherwise exercising a lot with no problems. Wrong-o. This morning my right knee (not the one that had surgery last October) was incredibly swollen...and it still is. It's hard to bend it even. And now it hurts. :-( I've taken two big doses of Ibuprofen and have been icing and it's not helping.
I'm very sad 'cause this means I can't do my scheduled walk tonight -- I'll walk Doglet, but not very far. I'll do pilates because that's not stressful on my knee. But I've been getting so excited about feeling strong and fit and hopeful about my weight and this restriction (even if for a short time) really bums me out.