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dpmichael
Rethymno, Crete
Greece
(Zone 10b)

July 4, 2001
5:32 PM

Post #7804

Being an Orthopaedic surgeon, I first advised arthritic patients to abandon gardening (in my training years). Then I matured a bit more, and advised them not to overdo it - just do as much as you can (in my registrar years, in the UK). Now I tell them to use all tricks in the book, and keep working manually (proven antidote to arteriosclerosis), stay outside (proven antidote to osteoporosis) and keep doing nice work - it boosts your morale, which is the basic weapon to fight arthritis.

Keep going, I admire you all, I love you all !! You keep teaching me every single day !!

Dimitri

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