I have a renewed sense of hope about the furious storm that's been brewing south of my waistline. I'm talking about my KNEE people. Hee hee. I had an appointment with a fantastic sports med doctor at OHSU on Friday morning. Aside from a scarily thin cartilage under my patella (either from genetics or the trauma from my volleyball days), the rest is fixable. I apparantly have "the tightest IT band known to humankind". Since this was spoken while the doctor was near my backside, I wanted to say, "why thank you very much doctor, but I hardly know you" but I resisted the urge. So anyway, I'm off for 2 months of physical therapy and then a follow-up visit. I should be good as gold in the near future!