After being relegated this past winter to having to crawl up steps because my knees seized up so much each day, I've made the decision to have knee surgery in three weeks. As it stands right now, I'll have a full replacement on my left knee. The right knee "might" be salvageable after arthroscopic repair, so the doc will go in with the goal of repair but will replace the knee if things look so crappy that there's no point in trying to make it better.
A lot of you are aware of the consecutive-month ski streak that I've been on for a long time. It's going to end no matter what, but the question is which number do I end on?
As of this April, I've skied 199 months in a row. My surgery is scheduled for May 21 (I'm on a cancellation list, so it could happen earlier). I have lots of opportunity to ski in May, which would make the streak end at 200.
199 is an interesting number. It's a prime number, which is pretty rare as you start getting into higher numbers. I believe it's a Fibonacci number (although I'm not sure why that would matter). It's a number that's easily remembered. It might make a rather elegant number to stop on.
200, on the other hand, is a nice, big, round number. In some ways, it seems significantly "bigger" than 199.
Anybody want to weigh in?