Hi Crystal your story sounds similar to mine although much shorter, I went 4 months before being diagnosed with tpf. I too have been told nothing about weight bearing and am still waiting to see an ortho. I haven’t been given a brace or any advice on how to proceed while waiting. Everything I have read says no weight bearing so I am very concerned about having walked on it for 4 months. My pain levels are increasing. My knee is still very swollen. I called the Health info line and spoke to an RN who was very concerned but gave me no information, she just transferred my call to the hospital who let me know they will be in contact soon with an appointment time for me – useless.