Boy, it is a magnificent late summer day here at the Bunker! A cool, gin-clear, I-can't-imagine-living-anywhere-else day.
Met with the orthopedic surgeon last week, and he confirmed the right knee is slagged and will require a complete knee replacement…there goes my dream career as a place-kicker! Not a surprise. We set the surgery date for mid-November, which'll give me rehab over the holidays. I should be greased and ready to kick ass at SHOT.
The doc did okay cycling and hiking in the lead-up to the surgery — cycling will be a big part of the rehab — and I got out for an hour loop yesterday on the road bike. The knee actually feels pretty good, which, as the doctor noted, is the cortisone and the nighttime low-level painkillers. "It's not getting better," he said. "It just feels better."
Well, there you are.
I have a private student tomorrow, who'll be working with .22/9mm ARs on my long challenge course. I spent a long time on the range today painting steel and resetting targets…range looks really spiffy, BTW.