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Recalibration Still Underway
No matter where I travel, with the exception of Phoenix, the return to Tucson always proves harder than I'd imagined. I know I'm not the only one to have this problem either, though it may be worse in my case. Right now I'm trying to figure out why I'm so drop-dead exhausted since getting back Thursday despite having no obvious malady. Also, my knees are absolutely killing me, but I haven't exerted myself that much in that time. The mysteries of the desert are many.

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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: July 24th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I had trouble with my knees both in and upon my return from Seattle. I think it was hard for them to adjust to the humidity change.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 24th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That must be it. For me, it's the lack of humidity. It was dry when we got back Thursday and stayed dry through the weekend. Come to think of it, I've usually had this problem when we return from June trips to California. I think the moisture is on its way back now, because they're feeling a little better today. I swear, I'm not an old man!
bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: July 24th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Nobody believes me, but I think it's the altitude.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 24th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That could be part of it too. Humidity plus altitude. It would make sense. I know that Alka Seltzer takes longer to finish fizzing here than it does at sea level. And boiling water is different too. Why not knees?
schencka From: schencka Date: July 24th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


When I exeunt from the desert, I really miss the sauna-like environment, because of the cleansing nature of losing body moisture and quickly replacing it. Elsewhere, I habitually drink a bunch of water, but I don't really need it.

"We been spending most our lives / in sweat's paradise."
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 25th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: altitude?

The Midwest is pretty rough, weather-wise. My knees are hurting less as the Monsoon starts to head back.
tommix From: tommix Date: July 25th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
My knee hurts...but I don't think it's from the weather. I've been on my knees at the glory hole in the library bathroom.

There should be some emoticon indicating tone here, but fuck it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 25th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And so soon after your surgery too. That's a real shame, Sean. What will your physician think? We have some of those knee pads volleyball players use if you still feel the need. They really should mandate wheelchair accessible holes, don't you think?
tommix From: tommix Date: July 25th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was in the handicap bathroom. I have goalie kneepads and I use them still. ;-0

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