Posted this in my old thread and then realized that we could start a new thread in this forum - apologies if anyone sees it twice... Greetings again. I've changed my signature because I've postponed my second TKR originally scheduled for July to probably in late fall. I have too many summer projects at work to be gone for all the time before students and faculty come back in August. Anyway, as my May 6 surgery date approaches, I have a question for this great brain trust. I live in a tri-level house - a main floor w/living room, dining & kitchen; with 7 steps up to the bedrooms and 7 steps down to the family room. Bathrooms are upstairs or downstairs. My comfy bed is upstairs, but there isn't a chair in the room or much room to walk around up there. The downstairs family room area is large with ample room for me and my 2 greyhounds to walk around each other, has a bathroom and easy access to our 2nd fridge. It has a sofa and a reclining chair as options for seating or sleeping. For the first week or 2, should I plan to move up and down stairs all day - sleep in a comfy bed, go to the main level for eating, go downstairs for sitting/reclining? Or should I plan to try and sleep downstairs on the sofa or recliner and pretty much stay on one level all the time - no stairs or only 1 or two times on the stairs each day? As I type this I'm thinking that it sounds like such a trivial issue - where to park myself for the first couple of weeks - but the more decisions I make in advance, the calmer I am.