Hello to all in this wonderful forum. After decades of knee surgeries (3 on left including a Hauser Procedure for Dislocating Patellar Syndrome + 1 to removed hardware, 1 arthroscopies to resect a blown out cyst, 7 on right including a Hauser Procedure-now an obsolete procedure- for Dislocating Patellar Syndrome, +6 more I hardly remember) I am finally at TKR. Fibromyalgia (FMS), chronic pain syndrome (CPS), Osteoarthritis (OA)/sero-neg Rheumatoid( RA ) make things a bit complicated. I do have issues with degenerating wrists. Right wrist has had 4 bone fusion, scaphoid excision + CMC (thumb) suspension arthroplasty, carpal tunnel release, trigger thumb release. Left wrist had Kienbock's Disease of Lunate where the lunate bone was actually saved (rare) by bone grafting from ulnar source, +carpal tunnel release, and a CMC (thumb) suspension arthroplasty. Some finger bones are also getting and may have to be considered for future . Right shoulder has also had 2 surgeries torn labrum and A/C impingement. Left knee TKR is set for May 15. Target for right knee TKR is July 15. MRI's have determined 100% loss in medial/central compartments of both, lateral compartments are 85% lost. I have had to stop prednisone therapy which is part of my many forms of my FMS/CPS/RA/OA pain management regimen, to prepare for surgery. Of course, the basics include ice, heat, whirlpool, and several meds Celebrex, and opioids I'm absorbing every article and resource offered by the experienced sources here, both professional and layman alike. Everyone has something wonderful to contribute in all of the threads I have read so far! OS and Primary physician are in communication to collaborate on pain management issues and I have been with both for over 10 years. Though this is first actual surgery with this OS- all other surgeries were by other OS or speciality OS. Thanks in advance for any ideas to make this easier to get to the other side of the road! Several patients here mentioned the Game Ready Cryo-Compression system. Discussed with OS who gave RX for me to order one. It arrives tomorrow. Yay! Will use right away to learn it before surgery and try to get the swelling/pain down now. Pain walking/steps/standing is really bad now, using cane sparingly to spare my wrists as much as I can. Power recliners for main and upstairs just arrived today- nice and high seats much easier to get out of. I have had an adjustable bed by RX for years for the other issues, so that is already in place. Cleaning, clearing, and trying to 'see ahead' how to make the house easier to navigate. Two steps in from front or garage. 2 steps to landing then 14 to upstairs. Putting a futon on a wooden riser base on main floor den for laying down by daytime. Installing grab bars in bathrooms. Pre-op is set, and signed up for free pre-surgery class on TKR offered by hospital. Whew. It is overwhelming. It's feels like trying to pack to go to the moon? I keep thinking about the many folks who I've heard say "I wish I would have done it (TKR) sooner", and hoping it is true. My friend knows a lady who had bilateral knee done last November, and she was able to play pickle-ball in February! I saw a woman at the clinic who was only 6 weeks post-op (by my OS) who I never would have guessed had even had a surgery. All good signs!