l am a young 71 and apart from my arthritic right knee am pretty healthy. After putting up with a loss of cartilidge an bone on bone pain for the last 20 years due to an injury sustained at Judo in my 20's, l decided to get something done about it. l saw a specialist knee surgeon who told me l needed a complete knee replacement. That was in July 2020 during Covid. l was due to have the operation on the NHS in Feb. 2021, then lockdown happened and it was put off until June this year. However in April l did a FIT test to check for bowel cancer which l do every 2 years. lt came back positive and l ended up having a colonoscopy, and a CT scan from which they found a 70mm tumour in my colon. Luckily for me it had not spread to my lymph nodes. l had no symptoms or pain and would never have known until it could have been to late. So thank goodness l did the test. l then had colorectal surgery in May to remove the tumour which went well and l am recovering well. The NHS have been brilliant in response to all this. l have had no pain after the initial soreness disappeared. This all resulted in my knee operation being postponed until around October. I have now been told l have to undergo a short course of Chemotherapy as a preventative measure even though the cancer has all been removed. This will put off my knee op. until l don't know when. Next year l suppose. l play lawn bowls and indoor bowls and cannot play at the moment. l am now limping because of my knee pain and go upstairs on all fours or down one or two steps at a time. l am pretty active generally and enjoy gardening and the odd maintenance jobs around the house so this knee problem is very debillitating. The sooner l have my knee replaced the better, but when it will happen l just don't know. Meanwhile l will just have to soldier on regardless. I wear a knee brace sometimes but can't seem to get rid of the knee pain. Any ideas anyone?