I had my right knee replacement surgery back on December 5th, 2018. I am a 61 years old living in Northeast Florida. I am nearing my 5th week post op on this coming Wednesday. To say its been difficult is an understatement. My first issue after spending only 1 night in the hospital after the surgery, was the fact that my Oxycontin RX did not help relieve the pain. So, I contacted my pain management Doctor and was told that I would have to physically come in to have my pain meds changed. I can tell you that getting in and out of the car at 1 week post op was a living hell. I literally cried for 20 minutes after getting my pain meds adjusted. I literally started Physical Therapy in home, only 2 days after my surgery. The therapists that came into my home, were compassionate and did not push me into painful situations.However, during the 2nd week of in home PT, my ROM measurements were like 30 degrees. The therapist had to leave a message for my surgeon. Upon my surgeon hearing about my limited ROM, she immediately referred me to outpatient physical therapy. That is where my living hell started. My outpatient physical therapists push me VERY hardwiring my sessions. I would end my sessions usually in tears as they forcibly bent my knee back for ROM, and my pain level would sky rocket to 9 or 10. So, I am now just short of 5 weeks post op. Unfortunately, even with very aggressive PT and pushing and bending, I was only able to get my ROM up to 77 degree bend. In fact, my last PT was only 65 degree bend, as I had a setback. So I saw my surgeon last week, and she had seen the difficulty I was having getting a bend over 77 degrees more than 4 weeks post op, and she has ordered me to have a manipulation to break up my scar tissue. I am scared to death as I wait for the manipulation to be scheduled. Thank God in the interim, I have not been to outpatient PT in several days. Because I have not been to PT in several days, my knee pain has lessened, as there has been no pushing it back in agony. I have simply been doing a few stretches and walking. My dilemma is that the Surgeon says I need to go to outpatient PT for 10 days in a row following the day of my manipulation. I can only surmise that those 10 days of consecutive PT are going to be a living hell as the therapists push me hard and bend my knee back. The other aspect of this whole process is that every time I goto PT, I see other patients literally 4+ weeks post op like me, but they are bending 120 degrees and able to walk without a walker and are so much more ahead of me in my recovery that it is depressing to me. So, my biggest worry right now is simply dealing with PT for 10 days after my manipulation. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you!