Hello everyone! I'm 5 days out and have been reading and gaining much info in regards to my recovery from your forums! So grateful. The main thing I'm grateful about is that although my PT's told me I have to push to unbearable pain limits, the info on these threads indicates otherwise. I came home on Thursday, and on Friday I pushed myself to the max and ended up in so much swelling and pain that Friday was a bit of a wash. I felt like I lost ground. Plus I'm only 5 days out so icing, elevating and just gentle walking and stretching is all that is needed for now. I was also told that the dreaded scar tissue would build up if I didn't get ROM and straightening down by 2 weeks out. That scared me. But the patient stories I am reading here indicate a different scenario. Thank God! One of the things I want to inquire about is how the heck to get out of bed after elevating and resting for an hour or so. I'm asking because as I swing my legs off the bed to stand, horrific pressure, burning and pain start up fast in my leg and the pain is unbearable. I'm not sure what to do to have that ease up before I get out of bed. Any suggestions on 'how to get up' to avoid this scenario would be much appreciated. Most of the time when I'm getting up, I need to rush to the bathroom to pee... so taking a lot of time to prepare to get up is going to be troublesome but if it decreases the burning, pain and pressure I'm totally willing to do it.