I went to the doctor today! Yay! I've been putting that off for a long time. I got good news. The doctor can not tell if I've torn the meniscus although it's possible. He says it is more likely that I have gotten arthritic in my knee and combined with cold weather and lots of use, it is VERY enflamed. He recommended 10 days of anti-inflammatory which I started today and he thinks I'll be feeling a whole lot better. If it's better in 10 days, I'll be kicking myself (with my other good leg) because I've put up with this pain for at least 4 months or more.
I've got to start trusting doctors more. Maybe.
Who raised me to be so skeptical? Dad? That's my guess! Love you D.