I’m home from the surgery, but doped up. I appreciate everyone’s good wishes and will check comments when I feel up to it.
The surgeon told Chareva the tear in the meniscus was pretty big and part of the flap had folded under, which is why I was experiencing a lot of pain. He said to expect more than the usual post-surgical swelling for a few days.
Now I’m going back to my easy chair and my ice packs.