Last week my knee had tentatively been diagnosed as having a torn meniscus, but I learned today that the M.R.I. showed no tear. There had been about three days of pain that caused me to make the doctor's appointment, and I treated the discomfort with Ibuprofen. The pain then lessened and I no longer had to use a cane to walk.
For those few days I wasn't pleasant to be around which seems to be typical on my part when I'm having health problems. I don't like not being able to do the things I like. I'm in good health but I should work on preparing to accept the physical limitations that generally come with aging. I'm not certain on how to be more positive about this aspect of old age.