Update - it's been 10 and a half weeks now. I have good days, but still have more bad days that I would like. The bad days are definitely related to my job as a teacher and being on my feet for a good bit of the day. Last Friday i had to leave half way through the day because i was hurting so bad. I have found ways to ice my leg while at work - the Koo-Kare gel ice pack from Amazon has been great for that (I hope that's ok to include).
I have also found that sitting at my regular desk chair will cause my knee to swell, increasing the amount of pain. If I use a lab stool for sitting, I can keep my leg straight and it helps limit the amount of swelling. My PT explained why that was happening to me - when sitting in a chair the knee is bent blocking the flow of fluids causing them to gather at the knee, whereas keeping the leg more straight when sitting allows the fluids to flow, thereby keeping the swelling down and not swollen due to excess fluids.
No matter what I do though, by Friday my leg is verry swollen from the knee down and the pain level is a bit high. I am also exhausted - recovery is hard work! Each week does seem to get better, so I'm sure it will eventually not be as bad.
I do have a weird feeling pain at the top of my leg bone where it meets the implant. It's a tingly kind of sharp pain in the bone itself - not in the knee. There will also be sharp, stabbing pains that go through the same area that can bring me to tears. My PT says this can be caused from being on my feet a lot. I don't have the same kind of pain where the top of the implant meets my femur. Really hoping that calms down soon as it can be a rather debilitating pain as I don't want to do anything but ice and rest it when that happens. That is not an option at school. Looking forward to the Labor Day weekend for sure!!
Hope everyone else is recovering well!