I had a total knee replacement on November 15th. My first physical therapist was extremely aggressive. I sobbed through many of the sessions; starting therapy immediately after my surgery. It was horrible. After leaving my son's home 2 weeks after surgery, I moved home & had to change therapist. My sessions are complicated because I have developed severe tendonitis in both my ankles. I have pretty much reached full extension, but now need to reach more bend. My bend is good enough that I can sit at my desk all day without a problem and do stairs slowly. I seem to do better when I don't go to physical therapy but do normal activities. The swelling and pain always increase after therapy. The therapists all warn of the dire consequences of not continuing. I am going two days a week now and going to include one day in a pool on my own. My co pay is $30 so this is not cheap. Sometimes it just doesn't seem worth the time and money. Any thoughts?