Well, here I go again.
But this doesn't suck. Cancer sucks.
My knee has been hurting, especially when walking or running. I don't remember a traumatic injury - in fact, I don't think there was one. But it was always worse after I played Ultimate (sometimes incorrectly called Ultimate Frisbee). Since there wasn't an injury I just have to think how long this has been bothering me. Probably about 10 weeks.
I sucked it up. I took a deep breath. I manned up. I went to see my doctor.
My doctor did some range of motion tests and diagnosed it: Torn meniscus.
After the doctor visit I went for a bike ride. There is nothing better to clear the mind and just enjoy the ride. And it was a day that I went over 500 miles for the year -- on February 17.
Usually I have 100 miles or less by this date. My fast start? Maybe too good to be true.
I have no answers. I do have fear. Fear that at age 65 I will not be able to walk.
I had foot surgeries in 2003 and 2004. And a torn meniscus in 2006.
|Wonder what this means?|
But my doctor says cycling is the best thing I can do. So I will continue to ride. Even though it hurts.
I'm frustrated. I don't know what's next. But when life gives you lemons, go for a bike ride.