My knee is giving me such pain. I can't get relief. Orthopedist says it's been attacked by whatever it is I have. It's shot. The cartiledge is gone. The bones in my knee are inflamed. The meniscus is completely ruined. Deteriorated. It's hot. It's swollen. I can barely stand. I'm in unbearable pain 24/7. It keeps me up at night. Orthopedist is going to do surgery and clean up the bones and stuff, but I can't get scheduled until sometime in the 3rd week of July or so. How do I deal with the pain until then? I've been taking darvocet and aspirin, but I really don't want to take pain meds like this. Any other suggestions?