I’ve been home bound more than usual the last few months of 2017 because of chondromalacia patella, a knee injury commonly known as runner’s knee. Earlier in the year I had injured my other knee, but that was quickly fixed after it was drained by an orthopedic surgeon. The left knee was a lot more painful and the recovery has been a lot longer with crutches and all. I’ve started physical therapy and I’m out of a lot of pain, but I will continue to heal and do my exercises so I can once again engage in the hiking and more extensive travel that I love to do so much. Despite the car accident that happened two days after this knee injury, I actually was not injured in the car accident so far as I can tell, but the timing was strange indeed.