This is difficult to write...
I have been struggling with knee pain off and on since last August. I was hoping it would subside, but it has become progressively worse...to the point of pain all the time.
I cannot run at all. I have difficulty even walking up and down stairs.
I finally went to see a doctor a couple weeks ago. X-Rays were completly negative for Arthritis, even though the doctor was CONVINCED that my knee would be full of it with the years of running.
Next step was an MRI. I received my results yesterday and I have a COMPLETE TEAR of the inner Meniscus on my right knee.
Running is now completely out of the question for the foreseeable future. I meet with the Orthopaedic Surgeon on Thursday and we will see what he recommends.
To say that I am totally crushed is an understatement. Running those 2 Marathons last summer/fall made me the happiest I have been in YEARS. I was in the best shape I had been in for YEARS. Now I will have to start over...probably MONTHS from now.