Had the orthopedic doctor's appointment a week and a half ago, and my knee isn't as bad as they thought. From the symptoms, it seemed like I may have had a tear in the meniscus. But after the MRI, it wasn't that, but a lot of the cartilage in the area, especially behind my knee cap, is just about gone. So, short of a total knee replacement, there's not much they can do besides some "lubrication" shots (which I automatically began thinking they would connect a can of WD-40 to a needle). Which I should start those very soon, at least hopefully. Besides, I'm way too young for a knee replacement. On top of the WD-40, I started taking that Glucosamine combination stuff, so we'll see if that helps.
I was actually able to get a short ride on the bike today also. Lord am I out of shape! That's alright though, I have a refreshed outlook on my health and all that. I have a long way to go to be able to do one of my "epic" trips, but a couple of books I've picked up lately and websites I've found have inspired me to really focus on the goal. So, we'll see how things turn out. Who knows, I may even be living in a different state by then. ;-)