Said I would come back on the knee problem and how long it takes to start treatment over here on the National Health Service.
Went to the quacks on the 15th Jan and he was going to arrange an appointment with a local hospital to see the Specialist. Got the appointment today for the 5th March- and it is this year.
so 46 days from seeing the quack to seeing the specialist. This will only be the first appointment and subject to what he thinks and suggests- it will be yet another appointment for the MRI or other tests.
I suppose the wait is not excsessive as most of the pain has gone but 7 weeks does seem a long wait for someone that would be in pain.
Don't know that would compare with your health system, but I know this will just be the start of a long period before any diagnosis or treatment is forthcoming. Lucky for me that we have the NHS and this will be free of charge but we do have heavier taxes to pay for it.
Bike riding is not affected so hopefully training for the first ride of the year will be able to get under way shortly. I just will not be tackling severe offroad for a while.