July second in the evening the pain began. Two days later I was walking about on all fours followed with crutches and soon a walker. One can’t just call a doctor up and expect to have them see you in short order. I had to wait nine days to see a specialist. He sent me for a MRI which was exactly what I requested on the initial call. A few days later I had the MRI, and had my next appointment five days later. By this time the pain was on the way out. I made a decision for an operation for meniscus repair. That happened on August 18th.
This morning, I elected to hit the early morning woods for a brief walk to test the knee a little. By the way, I had two tears on the meniscus with some arthritis buildup
The morning was cool, and foggy. I quickly realized the beauty of the pre-autumn woodlands. I saw a nice buck; several fawns, and a couple of does.
The late summer wildflowers are blooming everywhere. Some of most common were: Joe-Pye; Ironweed; Jewelweed; Boneset, and goldenrod. Yes, frosts could come anytime now, but I expect a killer frost will be awhile into the future. Bees, and butterflies are enjoying the morning, too.
I found it interesting when I observed two fawns together. the one had few spots left for it already had it’s gray-brown winter hair. The other fawn was still orange-red with spots! The buck had about a fourteen inch spread. I found one site where a buck was already pawing the ground. This is known as a scrape.