Sorry, just read your original reply properly.
Originally, I tore my ACL. I had it repaired (hamstring graft) and everything was fine. Felt fantastic. A few months later, my knee randomly started hurting. MRI scan revealed a meniscus tear, which I was to have operated on.
Had an operation to repair meniscus tear - woke up in a LOT Of pain. after 2 weeks it turned out scar tissue had formed around the saphenous nerve in my leg and was causing crazy amounts of pain, so I had more surgery to remove the scar tissue.
After this, things felt pretty good. Could run, squat etc.. no probs. A few months later, pain came back. Had investigative surgery and it turned out the screw from the ACL operationo hadn't dissolved as quickly as expected, had drifted slightly, and was touching my knee, hence pain. They shaved the screw (couldnt remove it as it might compromise the integrity of my ACL graft, apparently).
After this, things felt pretty good! (notice a pattern?). In fact, they felt great. Was perfect. All of a sudden, around the start of Jan, i was getting sharp pains in my knee. The surgeon assumed it was the ACL screw having drifted further, so operated. Found this was not the case, but he was able to safely remove the screw, so did so. He also found that I had a tear in my meniscal cartilidge, which he stipulated is what was causing the pain. This was removed. I was told it equated to around 30% of my meniscus.
Since then, things have felt 'ok', but im still getting intermitten pain. I'm OK with that though, since I do seem to be getting more of a handle on the pain. I am walking a lot (by necessity - I have to get to/from work), around 3 miles a day. Not a lot by active standards, but a lot by 'I just had surgery' standards.
I was always under the impression that meniscal removal was quick to recover from (it's meniscus tears that are meant to take time, since you don't want to damage the repair - with a removal, there's nothing to damage?). I'd love to hear from anyone that has been in a similar situation and has returned to a similar level of activity.