Lets see if I am doing this right... I had my surgery on Jan 12, 2013. Reading this forum I'm not sure if I feel better now or just want to go sit in a corner and cry. I am an active person and determined and always follow Dr's and therapist's directions and never thought I'd have any trouble recovering from this. I had hip replacement surgery 2 years ago and it was pretty much text book but this knee - ugh! I used the CPM machine for 3 weeks after the surgery and I did in home physical therapy as well. I did all of the exercises I was given never missed. I started Out Patient therapy and after just 2 sessions with outpatient I had an appointment with my Dr. he took one look at my knee, saw the inflammation and stopped out patient therapy. He wanted me to just continue with all my exercises I had been given. I am and I do each and everyday.... several of them. I also go for walks. My problem and my worries are my bending. On the CPM machine I could bend 110 degrees. but..............on my own ugh the bend is soooo bad. It feels so tight and as if it just wont bend ... I do a bending exercise where you lay on your back and pull it into a bend as far as you can but ohhh that is hard. The Dr has told me to do that bend just to where its uncomfortable and hold it, before I was pulling it with a strap to make it bend to the point I'd have tears. He told me to absolutely stop that, that I was causing the inflammation in the knee and the fever. He feels I need to relax a bit and he says the bend will come. I still have a lot of swelling too so that does not make it any easier. I feel so frustrated at times. I can do a full rotation on a recumbent bike as long as the seat is not too close. But move the seat forward and ohhh it's not going to go full rotation. Will the bend really come in time as long as I stay active and do all my exercises and walking?? I just don't know what to think or do. Reading this forum sounds like some are doing so good and some are about where I am. I'm getting so frustrated and yes I'm still taking Norco pain meds when they are needed, not on a daily basis now, and yes still lots of ice. It does not take very much activity and the swelling really comes on fast. I worry is that normal at 2 months out? Sorry I've rambled I just am worried a lot. thank you for reading and thank you all for sharing.