I am a person who has not yet had a knee replacement who is coming to those who are on the other side of the surgery. I need to have two knee replacements and have read up a fair amount about the surgery. I have other health issues, so for the time being have put the knee surgery on hold. Have a coworker who has just been told that she is going to have to have a knee replacement and should have surgery sometime in the next few months. Her doc told her her recovery will be 6 weeks and then she can return to work. Everything I have read and been told by my docs is that the recovery is 3-4 months before you can return to work. I would like to know where you were at at 6 weeks post surgery. Could you have gone back to work, or were you still in too much pain? My understanding is that you must be off pain meds completely, be able to walk two blocks without issues, and be able to walk pain free. So where were you at at 6 weeks post surgery? Thanks all!