I went to the VA yesterday for a re-eval of my disability rating. Everything went pretty well, I suppose - I sat down and he started asking questions like these: How far can you walk - measured in feet, would you say, before the pain starts? Uh...200-300? It depends...there are days when I've callin in sick to work because the pain was severe enough to keep me in bed You say squatting or kneeling causes pain? I'd say so, although I tend to avoid those activities. It's not so much squating, as it is the motion of bending my legs How many times can you squat before the pain starts? I have no idea - 10? How many minutes can you kneel before the pain hurts? just long enough to get a promotion... How many minutes per day, would you say, the pain lasts when the flair ups happen? I've had pain, at times, from the minute I got out of bed, until I went to sleep that night. I'd say my usual pain level is 6 out of 10 - 10 being worst. More frequently, however, i've had days where I'd rate the pain as 8 or 9 out of 10 which lasts for hours, multiple times per day What do you do to stop the pain? Acetaminophen (300mg) + Codeine (8mg) Tables - 2 or 3 pills, three times a day. If' I'm walking somewhere without the pills, I usually stop and rest How many minutes of rest before they go away? 15? No idea...I just sit until I feel I can stomach walking again Do you jog or run? I am unable to do either. I've even tried ultra-low, or even NO impact machines - even swimming. Every activitiy which causes me to bend and flex my knees leads to sever pain. Wow..even swimming eh? Even swimming What surprised me was the level of detail in his questions - a level of detail I was unprepared to answer. I've never kept track of things like 'how far' or 'how long'...he told me I'd have an answer in 1 to 8 months, give or take.