Ahhhhh!!! I see now. Test by fire is it? Well, how about a little fuel for the fire!
"You just need to learn a little more about your body."
I didn't realize you and my body were such close friends that it would feel comfortable sharing with you my lack of knowledge. For what it's worth, for all the activities and sports I have done and played, I have actually come out in pretty good shape. I have managed to avoid needing knee surgery because of the care I take of my knees in everything I do. I read and try to stay current on availabe treatments and research. I listen very closely to the things my body tells me and act accordingly. I take first aid classes and CPR training regularly and being from a rural area is something I have had to use on several occasions. And being an engineer, I am familiar with fluids, electrical current, mechanics, dynamics, and yes even programming. After all, we humans are nothing more than a mechanical marvel, and yes, despite our God given gift of thought, we still are required to function within the confines of physical laws.
I went ahead and did the acupuncture today followed by deep massage and a chiropractic adjustment. Feel great, haven't been this relaxed in years. Just thought you would like to know.