Sorry to hear.
I Know how you feel. About 2 months ago I reached out to catch a falling CO2 bottle and ripped my left one. It is healing slowly. Very slow healing process. There is a product called Distex that helps heal cartilage tissue and vertebrea disks etc. I think it’s worth taking.
Also, I took something called “Christopher’s Original Formulas, Complete Tissue & Bone” It’s a cream. I think it helped heal faster than usual.
I also took “Bone, Flesh & Cartilage” capsules by Nature’s Way.
I just hate having to use surgeons.