Well crap. I've developed another issue with my leg. Those of you who know me know that I've had a bum knee for a long long time. Multiple surgeries, basically what I thought was no cartilege in my left knee. So I had an MRI to find out just what was going on there in the knee area to prepare for a knee joint replacement and its much worse than I thought. Turns out I have a large non-cancerous bony cyst in the top of the lower leg bone and may have to lose my lower leg. Its where all the muscles and tendons come together and the bone is basically flaking off like bad cement. Now those of you who know me also know that I usually see the glass half empty, walk a little on the dark side of life if you know what I mean. But for some odd reason. When the doctor told me he could make the pain go away that I've had for the last 8 years, pain all day, every day, 24/7; I felt a sense of relief. I asked him about a prosthesis and turns out theres been some real advances in hardware. I told him I had wanted to start competing again in tournaments but know now that I'd be dumped in the 'disabled' category which is NOT what I want. I haven't had to face any real physical limitations in some time, other than the normal age related ones. But its weird, I'm kind of looking forward to the challenge of dealing with the loss of a leg if it comes to that. My inspiration comes from a nephew who was blown all the hell up in Afghanistan, only through perseverence he has proven the doctors wrong again and again. I figure if he can get burned up, lose an eye, lose two limbs and still wants to start a bar fight or two, who am I to let a little thing like losing a leg stop me. I know this may be an odd thread, it may not make sense. But I'll keep everyone posted on whats up and when/if I do lose my leg what my new sparkly steel one will look like. I figure a shin kick in a tournament ought to hurt like a biatch with a steel leg. I'll keep you posted if anyones interested.