The good news is that there were 3 possibilities for the mystery meat he cleaned out last week (when fixing the torn meniscus). Worst case scenario was some 4 letter acronym that I don't remember what he said, but it is not that. Phew.
That leaves 2 other possibilities - could be Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I have an appt with a specialist / doc on that August 4th
The other option - was the meniscus tear contributed to a flare up of tissue in the knee - that was scoped out and I should be fine. Lets hope it is this.
So, not quite sure where my head is with all this - I looked up Wikipedia on RA, good thing I was sitting down when I read it.
I've never really been much a pessimist, more of an optimist. This potentially could level the playing field. A common New Zealand saying is "No worries (mate)". Most of my life, I could easily say that my mindset and outlook on (most) things has been low key - aside from one thing - physical ailments.
I could ramble on and on - but won't. It's not as though my legs just fell off and I can't walk or anything. Running is likely to become more than a fun activity - it is going to something to fight to be able to do, so I may as well do it going uphill. Bring on the Ascent. No more downhill races for me.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind. Albert Schweitzer