Waypoint: N 43° 25.188 W 080° 29.491
The next day I could barely weight bear at all and my knee was very swollen. It became worse over the following week and I was taken off work by our employee health office. As my job has a physical requirement and cannot be done from a desk, I was warned that permanent restrictions because of the flareup could result in me losing my position. I saw my surgeon this week and he confirmed what was already very apparent;- there will be no return to my previous level of activity. If I wish to continue working, which I do, modifications to my lifestyle will be necessary.
Will I try geocaching again? Undoubtedly, but I will look for caches on easier terrain and will use my walking poles all the time for distances. And I have to remember that I have buried my pride and unrealistic expectations. Hopefully I will not have to mark another waypoint for a while.