A couple of months ago I had a problem with my right knee. It swelled up above the kneecap and I couldn't put any weight on it at all. I saw my GP and they got me a referal at the local hospital for yesterday evening.
The swelling has more or less gone now and walking is mostly fine, but I still can't twist it or kneel on it at all. For someone who is used to a lot of physical activity and sport this is a real drag. No golf, no cycling...
The referal was over pretty quickly with the conclusion that I probably have a tear in my medial miniscus (?) i.e. cartilidge. My options are that I can leave it as it is and have the same problems every so often, or opt for arthroscopic surgery to remove the piece of cartilidge that has torn. It was really a no-brainer, I'm going to get it fixed, but this is where my problem is now.
I've never had any form of surgery and am anxious, to the point of being terrified, that I'm going to go through this. I know it's only a small op, compared with what others have been, and are going through, but I didn't have a good night last night and can see me having restless nights for the next thirteen weeks or so.
Does anyone have any recommendations for how to relax?