Hi all, Bonesmart has been invaluable before and after my hip replacement surgery a few years back, and I will be forever grateful for the support and the advice I received during that time to make recovery fairly routine. Unfortunately, I now face requiring a knee replacement. Two surgeons have recently told me my knee was severe, with bone-on-bone. For nearly 2 months Meloxicam has been doing a great job of taking the edge off the pain, but the last 2 days I have been back to square one. A steroid injection didn't work this time as it has in the past (curiously, the injection was administered in a different location on the knee than my previous successful ones) But now I have a time frame problem. We have a family cruise scheduled for late November. If I can possibly schedule surgery for mid-July, would that give me enough healing time to be mobile and pain-free for the cruise? I have to decide in early August if I will go or not. I have been reading recovery threads here and I am so discouraged and afraid of the pain they expressed having post-op. Even post-op posters who started out optimistic were throw a curve ball. My surgeon honestly told me that recovery won't be as easy as the hip. I am pretty scared of the pain of recovery....even with pain meds. Thanks for letting me vent..... any advice would be appreciated.