So today I finally got to see the ortho doctor. He sent me off for an MRI, and is going on vacation. Drat. I won't be able to see him again until January 16th. We can then discuss the results of the MRI, and talk about arthroscopy. In addition to ligaments being injured, he's pretty sure I've damaged the meniscus as well (cartilage), so that will need some tidying up. At any rate, I'm likely to be out of action for a while. He said to continue using a walker, and gave me two pages of exercises to strengthen the leg muscles. He said I may not be able to do them all, depending on how much the cartilage bits and pieces bother me. I intend to do as much as I'm able to--I really need to get this dratted knee working again, and ASAP.
I don't know if I'll be able to demonstrate working on a treadle at our quilt show at the end of January or not, but I hope so. I've done that in the past, and had a grand time. Kids are fascinated with the mechanism, and the machine brings back fond memories for lots of people of watching their grandmothers sew on treadles when they were young.