They found the problem yesterday and are going to try to fix it next week. (a vein behind her knee)
When we are young, we tend to not go to the Rr except for absolute emergencies.
RE: Growing Older
I'm learning as you age if you don't take care of things as they appear or your quality of life goes to zero. Who wants to be stuck at home if it isn't necessary?
Yes there is always a longer recovery time than expected but no fix usually means no recovery at all.
Take care of yourselves. Nip it in the bud.