Had surgery Monday, March 5. Things went very well (guess). Did not feel anything or was aware of anything. Glad for that. In the afternoon they got me out of bed to walk a few steps to the door of the hospital room. (In the hospital they provided every TKR patient with an “ice machine” to take home. Works very well. Is like a cooler with ice, water, a pump and a hose that goes to an ice pad that you place over your knee.) Tuesday, day 2, some classes of exercises to do, a few walking trips around the hospital floor and discharged to go home. My support group drove me home. I was able to seat in the car passenger seat. (No need for an ambulance or large car! – Suggestion 1) Once discharged from the hospital they gave me a written prescription for the occi’s, the pain medication pills. Had to take to the pharmacy that works with my insurance, but they were out of stock and I was not going to wait for a couple of days. Therefore, started hunting for other pharmacies that could fulfill the prescription. That took time, and the pain went up, UP. (Before you leave the hospital with a prescription, suggest you call your pharmacy to be sure they have it. – Suggestion 2) Wednesday, day 3, at home. They called to arrange for PT at home. They visited at home and completed the necessary paperwork to start PT next day. (Subject to insurance approval.) In the hospital they mentioned the occi’s are opioids and can produce constipation. They gave some stuff at the hospital and at home they suggested to drink prune juice, which I did. Thursday, day 4, at home. Started PT. But that thing about constipation is very true. Wish I would have taken more prune juice and other stuff. Therefore, be ready for when it strikes. (Prepare for constipation – Suggestion 3). Friday, day 5, at home. Second day of light PT. But at the end of the day swelling was getting very bad. They say ice, elevate and rest. But how can I elevate if they say don’t put a pillow or something under the knee. Sitting in a recliner with ice machine and ice pads didn’t help. Swelling getting work and worst. Finally figure out how to elevate the legs with cushions and wedges while laying down at bed and not in a recliner seat. Therefore, figure out how to elevate and get Very strong suggestion 4) Saturday, day 6, at home. Swelling went down, but still some stiffness and pain from previous day swelling. Things going fine so far. Missed how to proper elevate the knees to prevent the swelling and pain. Hope these suggestions will help you. In short suggest you read the Elevation: the do's and dont's in BoneSmart website.