So, here is the deal. I’ve kept quiet on this until I knew what I was dealing with and had clear direction. I’ve had left knee pain for about 6 weeks now. While the pain is starting to lessen, it’s not healing at the rate it should be. I saw the king of ortho, Dr. Kevin Freedman of The Rothman Institute who ordered X-rays and an MRI. The MRI clearly showed a meniscus tear and cyst. This is actually a good thing as everything else looked great and my knees are apparently younger than I am. Dr. Freedman’s exact words were, “whatever you’re doing, keep doing it”.
The repair of a torn meniscus will be short and sweet with a very quick recovery period. This will put be back as good as new with minimal interruption to life or training. Dr. Freedman actually did the same surgery on my other knee in 2008. Back then I was on the bike in a week and running two weeks post op. That was almost 10 years ago. No doubt we’ll be even quicker this time. To say that I’m in really good hands is the understatement of the century. Surgery its scheduled for Monday, May 1st. I’ll keep you posted.