Had my second MRI scan in six weeks this afternoon. The consultant says that this scan today shows an improvement. (BIG SIGH OF RELIEF!!) The bone oedema (sort of bruising) around the left medial condyle, thats the bit at the end of the inner side of the femur that grinds on your cartilage!!) has reduced. However therei still some collapse showing of the condyle (the bally bit). Which hopefully will improve without any surgery.
Still can't run though, and he suggests perhaps another six months not doing so, but doesn't rule out a return to running!, but this time instead of taking three and bit months to get fit for a marathon, fifteen months might be a better timescale!!
I will be back (running that is!) just can't say exactly when. The one good thing to point out was that if I hadn't stopped I could have lost the joint completely.
I'm still going to Dublin, not to run it, though I might still walk it.