My knee, like my weight, needs to be managed. End of story. I know this now. There is nothing else to be done except to continue to make the time to keep myself strong and active.
Still, I wish people would stop telling me that I'll hurt less because I am stronger. Let's not forget all the other things that are wrong in there besides the OA. I heard it AGAIN today. I just.... ugh. That's nice that you are hopeful, but I live daily with pain that when I am still can bring tears to my eyes. Do me a favor and don't gloss over that fact.