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You can’t forget how to walk, can you?

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I have a torn meniscus.
I’ve been limping pretty steadily for the past few weeks. Every day my limp is a bit less pronounced. One of my Realtor colleagues, John, has had several surgeries on his knees, and is often providing what he thinks are helpful tips for coping with the pain.

“Bend your knee, McGee! Bend your knee!” he insists if I walk by his door (which is pretty difficult to avoid as he is in the office right next to me).

“But it hurts!” I protest.

“If you don’t bend your knee and walk normally, you will completely mess up the OTHER knee.” John tells me.

“It already hurts,” I volunteer.

“Walk normally! If you can bend your knee, you can walk.” John counsels.

“But that’s just it, John! I think I’ve forgotten how to walk normally!” I wail.

I really may have. I try to walk as of old. One foot in front of the other. It’s like riding a bike, isn’t it? It’s not a skill set I’m going to lose, right? I feel like an uncoordinated fool.

I’ve got surgery next week. I should only be down for a couple days. I’ll let you know about the whole walking thing after recovery.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

1 Comment

  1. Sass! says:

    How did you manage to walk again!? I’ve forgotten too!! Exactly the same problem! It sounds ridiculous but two months of limping followed by surgery and it just isn’t happening for me! I’m hoping physio might help!

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