Had a Makopoasty of the left knee on the 7th of January. This will be my post-op report rant and rave. I am 12 days post-op. My pain is decreasing, have cut back to one narcotic pain pill about 3 times a day. Still using a walker but getting more brave with the cane. Have had the post-op tears several times. One thing this site is very helpful and realistic about is the need to rest and heal. I tend to think that I need to push myself to get better. Came back to this site in desperation for tips and stories to help me understand that I am in recovery. It is hard to remember. I want to do so much more. Am hopeful of being able to return to my nursing career in about 6 weeks. It is just hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel and hope it is not a train.