Today is day 8 post op. I must say that the surgery was so much easier than I had anticipated. My pain has been minimal compared to before surgery. I can "feel" the post op pain but it is nothing compared to before! Let me tell you of my experience with PT. My Dr asked me to have at least a month of PT. I agreed. I had surgery on Monday went home on Tuesday, and PT on Wednesday. Not bad the first time. Took measurements, etc. On Friday, 4 days post op, I went in for my second appointment. After some very basic exercises the therapist had me lie down on my back on one of their hard, plastic tables. She was at my feet and took my right ankle and was pulling it down towards her. I said, "STOP!" She said , "NO, I have to do this to straighten out your leg." I said I did not and was not going to let her hurt me in order to "help" me. I had my husband help me off of the table. All the while she was telling me that if I left my muscles would need additional surgery to help me walk. I was SO upset! If not for this forum, I would have probably stayed and cried like a baby it had hurt me so bad. Because of you all here, I knew I had the right to stop this Physical Torture, and I did. My Dr has since told me that I do NOT need PT as long as I walk and do some very basic moving exercises. I am doing it on my own and moving just fine. So, thank you to all for your help.