I had an arthroscopy 2 years ago as it got just too painful to run.
Had 20% of the meniscus removed. Despite being told that I would be back running in 6 to 12 weeks it didn't work out that way two half marathons 5/6 months after the opp nearly crippled me and I have had several false starts back to running. I'm getting there but not quite yet.
Lesson from me would be - get good physio after the op and don't be too quick getting back to it all.
Good luck with that.
GHH thanks for your encouragement and I hope your improvement progresses from now on and you get the trainers on soon.
RB - so pleased to read your post -very encouraging - Thanks! Well done on the VLM - I watched it on the telly as usual - quite a show.
I was working away from home when the ballot opened last year and 4 days later when I logged on the 120k was full so I didn't even get a chance for a 4th refusal. So now that my 3 consecutive refusals have lapsed and they have changed the rules on that now anyway, I think I have given up on the VLM.......
.......well maybe not entierly ... I will be 60 in olympic year and would love to run it then.
I have only run 4 times this year in late Jan / early Feb. After a few weeks off over the icy new year break I started back and had problems which I thought were from an 8 year old skiing injury to the medial ligament (based simply on same pain, same place). Phizzy said rest it for 10 days and try again. I did and it got worse.
Since then I have been resting on the phizzy's instructions hoping it would get better. I didn't ,so following a visit to the consultant I am now going in for an arthroscopy on Thursday.
I have no idea what will be done or what the outcome will be so was pleased to read all your reports of a slow return to running afterwards.
I have had to let 2 half marathons I had entered go by now and am keen to get back to my running asap. Going from 20miles a week to nothing, I have put on a stone since January!