Not EVE related, feel free to click away if you don’t need a rant about my health, attitude toward games and Royal Weddings.
Still here? Still reading? Well, then, here goes a rant.
I tend to keep myself busy and fit with gym, running, hiking and generally taking care of physical things around the house, be it sorting out the garden or cutting trees and chopping firewood. For me to get up from my desk and walk / run a swift 5 mile with the dog etc is the high point of my day. Winter was long, cold and miserable and I used the little Spring we had to its fullest, ramped up my exercise and eagerly awaited summer.
My knees had been bothering me since October (hence no running) and I finally broke down and visited a local sports orthopedic surgeon. He ordered an MRI and reviewing it found that it was time to sharpen the blades and clean up a decent number of meniscus tears in my knees (both of them, why waste a good anesthesia). Its no big deal, I have had done this (with the same doctor) in the past, its about 1 week to 10 days of moderate-pain recovery. Then 10 years of peace and quiet.
Or so was the plan. I go under in good spirits, wake up and notice a rather large brace on my left leg, nothing on my right. Doc comes and explains to my addled brain that he opened up my left leg and found a rather large hole in the cartilage somewhere, likely from some nasty impact injury (could have been anything, really).