so today is day 20 after LTKR. I found this site on day3 and have been lurking. I’ve read the articles suggested to others. I’m going through what everyone seems to go through, good days and bad. One day I think I’m making great progress and the next my knee is stiff and my calf and thigh muscles are so sore I can barely walk. I have what I call my golden hours. 10 am to 6 pm. This is when I get around best and feel almost normal. Came home the day after my surgery and have had 5 at home pt sessions. LOVED her. She encouraged and pushed but I always felt like it was my idea. Tomorrow I start real PT. I’m concerned about how that will go. I agree with the premise I’ve been reading here and have pushed myself to very uncomfortable but not quite OOWWW!. as of today, I am using a cane during my golden hours, even very short steps without anything. Walker at night in the dark when I’m sleepy and the leg has gone back to clumsy. My question and concern. Tomorrow, How do I figure out if therapist is helping or he/she is a masochist? My rom on day 15 was 94 and 5. That’s the last time it was measured. Thanks for all the helpful stories!