“You’re free!” he exclaimed.
And, with that, I skipped down the hall.
Well, not really, but he did say I was free, free from attending physio again as, by all accounts my knee is on the mend and there is nothing else they can do for me. He was happy that my left Vastus Medialis had improved sufficiently (you can now see it on my leg, yay) and that I can handle doing some non-impact cardiovascular exercise (bike, cross-trainer and the like).
Now it’s down to me to remember to do my exercise and to get my lazy ass off the sofa and down to the gym a few times a week.
And, because I like to plan these things, I’m aiming to go Monday and Wednesday evenings, and then at some point over the weekend. I won’t be able to do all that much at first, I’m steering clear of anything approaching impact as it’ll only cause the issue to flare up again. But if I take it slow and easy, continue to build up the muscle around my knee correctly, then maybe, just maybe, one day I will jog again. One step at a time.