I received this email through the EFS Q&A section and liked it so much that I wanted to address it through my log instead.
I've been following your log for a long time now. I've always had a lot of respect for you because of your no-nonsense approach to training. Work hard, lift heavy, get it done. Your answer to overcoming obstacles was always "work harder". This approach has carried you to great places.
Your body is falling apart now. Two broken knees, tight hips, high blood pressure. You're in constant pain and now you've given up on squatting. Since when has your answer to anything been "give up"? You need to be foam rolling. You need to be stretching. You need to be giving your body the attention it deserves. I guarantee you that if you spend a few months giving just 20 minutes a day to your quads, hamstrings, and hips with a foam roller and stretching, you can be squatting again pain-free. Pulling sumo pain-free.
You've gotten this far by not giving up. Iron Sport is still around because you didn't give up on it when times got rough. Don't give up on squatting. Give yourself a chance.