Diagnosis- Medial compartmental osteoarthritis level 3/ stage 3 in my right knee. This is something I am going to have to live with the rest of my life. No cure. If anyone else out there deals with this while maintaining an active athletic life, I could use advice. I am NOT giving up what I love to do in life. Sure, there are worse things that can happen, but this sucks big time and I am struggling to maintain a positive attitude at the moment. So, I just need to hear about how to maintain my active lifestyle from others. And yes, I will be going to PT and seeing a specialist. I am also trying to get real serious about losing weight. It is important with this diagnosis. But being overweight has been an issue most of my life, so I am feeling a little lost/ depressed/ overwhelmed on that too right now. I posted this on FB and deleted it. There, I was going to get a lot of sympathy, but that isn't what I am after. What I need is practical advice from people who understand I won't give up martial arts for anything. And it impeding what I love to do is what is bumming me out. So, it seemed better to post it here.