Anyone else experiencing a rapid deterioration in their knee prior to surgery? My surgery is scheduled December 8 and two weeks ago my knee started going downhill fast. I started using a cane last week and this week I am on crutches, barely able to bear weight. Nothing touches the pain - icing, Tylenol, Naproxen. I was hoping this was a temporary flare up, but this seems more serious. I am barely able to make it from the parking lot to my work site - luckily I have a desk job. I'm feeling a bit panicky because I have so much to do prior to the surgery. I recently bought a "fixer upper" home (before I knew I would need a TKR) and am in the midst of renovations. I live alone and am just feeling overwhelmed.