Yesterday, I had my left knee scoped. It wasn't too bad of an experience, but not one I was looking forward to. I am so glad everything went according to Hoyle, and the actual problem was found. The meniscus was badly torn, and a lot of rough areas were discovered and cleaned up. The surgeon said I would need a new knee down the road, but should be good for now. I notice that the click and pop that it has been doing are not there, but it is wrapped up pretty tight so time will tell. They gave me a list of things to do to help heal and strengthen it until my follow-up June 3rd. No riding until then.
The pain, you ask. So far, very little. RICE ( rest, ice, compression, elevation) is to be the regimen though Sunday, then light walking and isometrics to get back in shape. It's going to be torture, staying off of the bike now that the weather has taken a turn for the better. Also, I installed the the new rear derailleur, seat post, and saddle on the MTB and want to try it out. Come on time, fly!!