In 24 hrs I will be at the hospital. Have to be there tomorrow at 8 am, so I assume surgery will be about 10. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous! Mainly because the thought of what their going to do to my knee/leg still freaks me out a little. But It'll be nice to end the nagging pain, discomfort and lack of stability. Hoping they put me to sleep ASAP, perform the procedure, and I wake up after it's over with a nice hot fudge sunday or a burger and fries ~insert very big grin here~ Once again, pleae excuse my absense. Lifes demands sometimes get in the way. That and a boatload of tasks to complete prior to surgery as by the time I recover enough to be able to do anything, winter will be at our doorstep. My wife did recover from her hospital stay, but ended up staying almost a week before discharged. She's home now and doing fine. Then my GSD came down with an illness that took me by surprise and took healthy bite out of my wallet as well. At 11 yrs old, I though her time with us was coming to a close. But she recovered fine as well. So...had my pre op pyhsical a couple weeks ago and they found a glitch in my EKG...great another delay. This required a stress test, but since my knee is spent, I had to have a Nuclear Stress test instead of using the treadmill. This was a first for me, especially the Nuclear version. And to be honest, hope I never have to go through that experience again!! Talk about cutting it close with the scheduled surgery date...I found out this past Friday that I passed with flying colors. Big sigh of relief!! I still have a couple minor tasks to take care of outside after the showers move through, but in the grand scheme of things, everything I needed/wanted to get done is completed. A few weeks ago, I wasn't sure I'd make it in time. The house is ready and I have all the needed equipment excluding the ice machine, which I'll get at the hospital when I'm discharged. Even bought a power recliner, which is super comfortable. Whew...where did the time go?? The Oct 9th surgery date was scheduled last June and at the time, I thought I still had a lifetime before it happened. Being so busy though kept my mind occupied and I didn't dwell on the TKR too much...that was actually a blessing. So for now, time to go get dressed and take care of a couple last things, otherwise it'll be an easy relaxing day. I expect to be camping out in my new recliner post surgery for a couple weeks, so I imagine I'll be here at BS pretty much 24/7 looking for guidance, support and encouragement that all the members here so willingly offer...trust me I'm sure I'll need it!! PS...hope I didn't violate forum protocol by starting this thread. If I did, I'll understand if a moderator moves it. I do know to start a separate thread for recovery though. I also need to go look for my previous threads and follow up with a couple that I left hanging. Wish me luck because I need all I can get at this point. I'll try and touch bases here later tonight if I'm up for it, but no promises. I hope to be discharged by Tuesday afternoon if there's no complications and I pass the tests for release. I am extremely greatful for this forum. This is one site that I'll never forget about or abandon since it's given me an abundance of information and knowledge, along with the members so willing to share their experiences. PS#2...sorry for the format errors. I typed this earlier this am using word and then C/P it here. Tried to correct it prior to posting, but it wouldn't hold the format. Not going to worry about it.