Dr. appointment. He took a closer look at the MRI and could see fluid buildup. His recommendation was to "let nature take it's course." But he also gave me cortisone shots near the two problem areas. He could see a bursa immediately fill up. So, hoping that this helps those areas calm down faster.
Two hours later, no pain at all in the areas that received a shot. (However there was novocain in the shot too.) Pain remaining is in the knee joint line, medial side. I know that will take another month to totally go away.
It is funny, I'm so used to limping now that even when the pain is way down, I find myself still limping. I'm like Chester on Gunsmoke. You young guys don't know what that means. Just ignore it and go back to playing with your toys and videos games.
p.m. pretty remarkable improvement. Hoping that it continues. Did a meager workout, eliptical, bike, and slow treadmill. Could handle 1/4th mile at 20:00 pace. I probably burned about 800 calories. Feels like a workout sitting on the couch moving my thumbs. Oh well, at least I sweat a little bit. It was nice to put on a pair of running shoes for the first time in 24 days even if I didn't run.