The advice on this site is 100% correct. My surgery date was October 2nd. My surgeon wrote a letter to my family doctor saying I needed to take even stronger pain meds(I had just weaned myself off of dihydrocodeine and had been sick as a dog). The reason for the stronger meds was to push me even farther on my exercises so my knee would bend more before the end of this month. I became very alarmed. My thought was, "My knee is still very swollen even 10 weeks post op because I can not take anti inflammatories and if they push me even more my knee is going to swell up like a watermelon." The tendons or ligaments, whatever is behind my knee are so tight and so painful, I don't know what would happen if someone pushed hard on my knee or forced it to bend. There would be even more damage to my knee. My husband has found a man who believes in a more gentle approach to getting a bend and is kindly going to help us in his spare time. I find it interesting that I was sick yesterday, didn't do my exercises and was able to bend my knee more this morning than before because my knee is not so swollen. I've been doing too many exercises every day. What an experience this has been!!