Well, I am getting a 'new' knee on January 28th. I know this is going to hurt, and hurt bad as I have had bone surgery in the past. Despite that knowlege, will be SO relieved that I can picture the day I can actually do things pain free SOON! Like something simple such as taking a walk down the road with my dog with out regretting it for three days or more. Being able to climb stairs with out agony. Lifting weights, going snowshoeing, etc!!! I will have to go to rehab (nice term for nursing home) after for a week or so as I live alone. I am curious as to how long those of you with experience had for recovery to normal life again? Also looking for PT tips and stuff like what you would have done different or what worked great for you to get going again. I have a lot of great neighbors and co-workers who will pitch in and care for my poultry and other pets. I just want to be mobile by the time the snow melts. Help, help, help!!!!