The visit to the Consultant this morning confirmed suspicions about the damage to both knees. Keyhole surgery is to be used to both examine and attempt a repair to the medial meniscus in both knees - starting with the left, because of it's greater damage.
I'm assured that 'only as much cartilage will be removed as is necessary', and recovery 'will depend on actual damage found'. Also initial weight-bearing will need assistance from a stick.
Both Ops will involve attendances to a day clinic, but a general anaesthetic, so escort from Hospital is assumed.
I'm assuming that because of normal Hospital delays, a date for the 1st Op will be well after my Grand Tour in the last week of this month.
That's all for now, I'm going to have a cook-out to celebrate. As Mr. Craddock allegedly said:- May all your Doughnuts turn out like Fannies!