Through 2019 I was dealing with left knee issues. There was a lump (ultimately a gangleon cyst) that developed around the head of my left fibula. And intermittent knee pain inside the joint.
Recent MRI’s confirmed the gangleon cyst, but also identified a miniscus tear.
I saw an orthopedic surgeon today. I was informed that the gangleon cyst was correctable, but the torn miniscus was a complex tear. Repairing it would be highly unlikely. To replace it would be more likely, but I would be lucky to go a year without it breaking down because the replacement materials frequently fail.
And at my age, well, I should consider an alternative form or exercise. Like biking or swimming.
I always considered this was a day that could come. When I’d have to admit that age is taking hold. That i might have to pass on running. Ugh.
I will say, I’m glad to have gotten the past few years in with running. If I had continued drinking like I was, I never would have.
I’m thankful for what I’ve had and still do have. But if I truly can’t run any more, I will mourn for that.