I'm hobbling around today, thanks to a bad knee (osteoarthritis and a torn meniscus). This week, I had a bad flare-up of the problem, and on Tuesday, I finally gave up, went back to the doctor, and got some heavy-duty meds. And, a few days off work.
It's a grim prognosis - if it doesn't get better, surgery is in the future - either for repair of the meniscus, or complete knee replacement. Either option has a healing time of about 6-8 weeks, and physical therapy, as well.
After this weekend, I'm going to get serious about weight reduction. Just 20 pounds off the knee would make a huge difference. I'm going to re-arrange my bedroom to have some space to stretch and exercise while watching TV.
While I'm sidelined, I plan to work out the upper body - I can use the Bowflex and resistance bands (I promise to be careful, and not injure myself like Harry Reid).