I could still honestly make that post today... though I have made so much progress since then. I will most likely forget I ever said "I am still avoiding wheel chairs and/or knee replacements"; I hardly ever think about that any more. I could still say that I am "getting stronger every day..." because it is true.
Very rarely do my knees ache any more... they are, only on occasion, after a heavy work out, rugged desert mountain hiking, and/or a heavy martial art day(s), swollen and a touch sore; nothing a little ginger, turmeric, alkalizing bath, and some rest won't fix.
Today, no pain whatsoever and range of motion continues to improve. So much so, I can now comfortably sit on the floor cross legged for the first time in over 15 years... now that is improvement :-) I did have an exemption from sitting cross legged Za Zen, or Seiza in my martial arts classes due to my limitations... I no longer need that exemption, though I still cannot sit Seiza... it will happen :-)
I do not always agree with you, neither do I always agree with your delivery, however I have taken what you have shared freely, and have made it work for me... made it my own.
I will most likely fade away from CZ... reading on occasion, and stopping by to post when I feel someone may benefit from my words. Feel free to post my testimonies or refer to them whenever you find someone who may benefit from them.
I have not run into ANYTHING that has helped me move forward as consistently or with such definitive results outside of good mental and spiritual health, exercise and good healthy eating and resting habits as your protocol. I now feel that I know the protocol well enough to teach it. I will forever be working on the "practice" and refinement though as I am not perfect.
It is all about the journey though, and learning about ourselves, is it not?