The doctor did some meniscus repair; that's a cartilage that was torn, somewhere in my knee. I feel fine. I don't even have to use crutches, unless I need to for discomfort. So far pain is minimal, but I'm on Vicodin. I'll be off work at least eight weeks. Most of that time I can draw 66% of my normal pay, so we shouldn't have any huge financial problems.
There is no guarantee that this surgery will help. It's sort of a roll of the dice. The doctor told Cliff that I'll eventually have to have knee replacement, but that comes as no surprise. I just want to work a little longer before it comes to that.
No horseback riding for at least two weeks; that's when I see the doctor again. One point in my favor, on that note, is that the doctor is a horsewoman! So I'm thinking she'll be open-minded about the situation.