Dr. Second Opinion rendered his final opinion last night. Or his prelude to a final opinion. I have a couple of loose pieces of cartilage and some scar tissue that need to be removed. Apparently my knee has crumbled like the pieces of the Parthenon. Oceanside is out of the question. I’ll need three months of rehab to recover from this operation. Not sure when I’ll have the surgery. Not sure if I’ll ever be able to run long distances again. But if I had my way this holiday season, he could scope it all out and lay down a nice new bed of cartilage that could grow in a few days. That would make a nice holiday gift.