to reach a conclusion. GPs/consultants never seem to get that you've been 'managing it' for long enough already. The scan result sounds like you'll need an op to remove the floaty bit if nothing else? I hope you get a proper consultation from the other consultant, but it's just taking so long, which achieves nothing in your recovery :-(
yep, hopefully op will remove floaty bit, and then tidy up the rest if needed. And yes that's exactly what i thought re "managing" it - as if another 6-8 months is going to help, not to mention that it's taken well over half a kilo of ibuprofen and numerous tubes of diclofenac so far...
I'm just hoping that the new guy you get to deal with is it bit more inspiring at least, and you need to take lay it on thick about previous activity levels and achievements.
I think kitch had that floaty-bit removal operation back in the day.
I went for it too, back in the 90s: but they had decided to operate without bothering to scan and found the main problem was a folded, trapped meniscus instead. Which they fixed.
I failed to ask how mobile the floaty bit actually is; obv it has moved from where it was supposed to be but i don't know whether it's now settled or continuing to wander about - but would rather it wasn't there at all!