So I have decided to play drums tonight instead of playing ball. My knees have been in pain for a while from just playing way too often. I have 55 year old knees and they have been through a lot over the years so I need to be a little more patient with them now. I think most of the damage came from skydiving years ago as I was a swooper and had a lot of hard landings. I take a lot of supplements for the pain and to keep my joints working well but nothing beats rest. HVAC repair and service calls have been my job for the last few years and I use my knees a lot when I am working. I sometimes have to squat down and bend over for hours so my knees and back can go through a lot of strain on a busy workday. I try not to take pain pills when working a lot for the local contractor because too many pills is a lot of work for the kidneys and liver. I will try to take more natural pain relievers like turmeric when I have pain so that my liver and kidneys don’t get overloaded. Next week I am installing a whole home air purifier in a flat that is on the sixth floor without an elevator so that means I am going to have to carry it up all those flights of stairs by myself. This is another reason that I am resting my knees and back more this weekend. I should be fine in a couple days.