I drove to Sears this morning to find they didn't have a watch repair dept. A friendly clerk told me about a kiosk on the lower level, and I had a new battery in about one minute! It cost about double what I might have paid for the battery in Rite-Aid, but getting the darn thing inserted was worth the extra.
I made an amazing discovery yesterday. I have been out of my glucosamine-chondroitin supplements for a couple of weeks now and thought I might be able to get along without them. It dawned on me that the worsening pain in my knees might be arthritis, and mentioned it to my son. He offered me some of the supplements he has, Osteo Bio-Flex, and I couldn't believe that the very next day after I had taken them my knees barely hurt when coming up the steps. I've taken the Osteo Bio-Flex now for two days and the pain is gone!
I started taking glucosamine after I had to quit backpacking because of severe arthritis in my right side. It took 8 weeks to become pain free, and I've continued taking them. I guess I can't stop, but it's worth it to not have the pain. When I was first diagnosed with the arthritis, the doctor prescribed Elavil (yes, an anti-depressant!!!). I think I might have taken one or two of those and the side effects were horrendous, so I threw them away. Another backpacker recommended the glucosamine to me, but he stressed it takes 8 weeks to be effective, and it did.
I'm not sure what is in the Osteo Bio-Flex as it is a proprietary formula, but I'll take it until my glucosamine arrives - I ordered it from Costco and expect it any day now.
It's a beautiful day here - 69 deg. now but going up to 74! I love this weather!