It’s the little things that become the big things after surgery. This week I am struck as I am taking the stairs (by choice) and I can climb them without holding on (although out of habit I catch myself holding on). And my knees don’t hurt! Three years ago, maybe even four, I was diagnosed with Chondromalacia in my knees. I’ve lost weight, went to physical therapy and nothing had helped my knees. That is, until I had surgery. I think it’s only a matter of time before the Chondromalacia is completely healed. Stairs no longer hurt, I can semi-squat, and do leg presses. My goal is to do full squats but I know it takes time to heal! Patience is a virtue, I’m reminded frequently.