Both knees were replaced at 14:30 on Feb 12. Dr Shell in Nashville performed the operations at St Thomas West. Due to my late start, I saw the PT on the morning of the 13th. I was able to stand and walk with a heel toe step. There was some pain, but my knees were pretty numb. At some point during this day, I started taking pain pills every 4 hours. For Valentines Day, pain was the flavor of the day. All of the numbing agents had worn off, so it was just me and Percocet against the pain. I was able to walk down the hall to the rehab center. I climbed a few steps, and walked back to bed. The nurses noticed my pained look, and ordered me another pain reliever that was administered through my IV. This did the trick, and I was back to being comfortable. Thursday the 15th is going home day. I am taking 20mg of Percocet every 4 hours at this point. Pain is around 2-4, so not too bad. I am cautioned about not overdoing my exercises. I feel pretty good. This is nowhere near as bad as I had anticipated. I had been working out and loosing weight prior to surgery, so I was in a pretty good place going in. I am at 1-96 on my left leg, and 0-99 on my right. The 2 hour car ride home was uneventful. It was really good to be home.