Another month has passed and all is well. The persistent lateral "tenderness" on both knees is finally entirely gone and the only noticeable vestige of the Surgery is the clicking of both knees (LT slightly more noticeable that the RT).
Well, it has now been 3 years since I took the plunge and it has been worth it. I now only notice the new knees when I first get up as they feel a little bit "loose" (for want of a better term). I still think twice about getting down on my knees (then I go ahead and do it) . My scars are just faint lines and it is amazing to me, that they are both nearly identical.