New knee last Thursday evening. Dreading it but after spinal block and sedation woke up on operating table feeling fine. Starving hungry and thirsty and couldn't wait for my soup and sandwiches. Got up later for the bathroom and didn't have a lot of sleep. More uncomfortable than painful. Up in the morning feeling fine and by one pm I was walking along the corridor on my new knee much to my surprise and to the friend who had come to see me. Another unsettled night, mostly because I sleep on my stomach and couldn't get comfortable. Up Saturday morning and after showered and dressed did two flights of stairs. Met consultant half way up who thought that I was doing so well I could go home. Friends came to visit me in afternoon as husband was playing in golf competition and was coming in evening. They ended up taking me home which was a bit of a surprise for him. Much better night's sleep in own bed. Only woke a couple of times and then applying the ice. Doing physio and then lots of elevation and ice; love ice it feels so nice. All in all not as bad as I had imagined long way to go but good beginning. Come on musketeers!!!!!