During one of the numerous visits we had in the last week, my friend the PT came over from Idaho and suggested I take some Ibuprofen for an unrelated muscle ache. Later, when I was in the shower I bent down to clean the wall and was so surprised that the pain in my knee was absent that I lost my balance.
I actually thought something was wrong. I took a couple of tentative deep knee bends and found that I was apparently cured for the afternoon. Much to my distinct pleasure I found out that on the next day the pain had not returned.
When last night started coming up I had a mental reminder to take a small dose before class started. I remembered and took some before I went and low and behold I had a great hour which included the ten ryu turning jump into a kneeling position. I could lower myself without a problem. What happiness!
I practiced Koryu a few times and my frozen toe still makes it difficult to come up well, but my knee didn't hurt so I was very happy there as well.
On a side note, I got my blood pressure taken and it was down to 120/80. I've been holding at 193 pounds due to eating well and cutting my drinking down. All in all doing well physically, but I'm due to take another colonoscopy next month. Sigh.