I guess this is as good a place as any to post this....I dunno.
Looks like knee surgery is in my not too distant future. Tore the piss out of my right knee playing football in high school and it's never quite been the same. Tore a ligament I think but I don't really remember what they said it was....been too long ago. It just keeps getting worse as I get older. Last fall I stepped in a hole in a McDonalds parking lot and fell and tweaked it again. It's been bothering me something fierce ever since. It is ok for a month or two and then one day it will pop and the pain starts. Sometimes it's VERY painful and other times it just feels "tight"....like there's something in the joint moving around or something.
It's weird that riding my bike actually makes it feel better.....if I don't hammer the pedals up any big hills and spin nice and easy. If I just sit around the house and do nothing, it takes much longer for it to stop hurting. Have no idea what the riding does but it really helps.
Anyway, I have an appointment with a orthopedic guy in a couple of weeks and I'm guessing he will want to operate on it. Has anyone gone thru modern arthoscopic(sp?) surgery?? It took months to recover from the surgery when I was a teen but I assume the new procedures will let me get back on my feet and on my bike a lot sooner. Just wondering what I'm getting myself in for if he does operate.