Ugh, I'm so sorry Allie. I wish there was something I could do to help but I have known lots of people who have had this surgery. My Mom had torn the cartilage in her knee playing softball in '71, I think, and had surgery on it then. And back then, it was a very invasive procedure, none of the laproscopic?? Stuff they have nowadays. Never offered her any problems until recently. Now she is starting to get arthritis but hey, she is 56 years old
. I hope they get it fixed up soon and even though surgery sounds scary, it is a relatively simple procedure so best wishes and I hope all goes well.