My surgery date is August 20. Joint camp is August 5. I've been playing the insurance game with shots for a year now and my OS finally said the magic words; I think you need a knee replacement. I've been reading my recovery thread and I stopped it rather abruptly. Sorry about that. At 4 months out I went to Alaska to visit my son. We went to glaciers, gold mines, and went out in his boat where I had to sleep on the table made into a bed. It was all good. I caught halibut, we ate fresh caught shrimp, I saw whales, moose, puffins, otters and seals. We watched glaciers calve and the aurora borealis. The only problem I had was getting from the dock into the boat. I had to sit down on the dock and put my feet into the boat and then squirm and wriggle in. We were all laughing , which didn't help. The next year I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. It's under control with meds, but when I had surgery last year and didn't get my meds in time, I found out how bad it has gotten. I had thyroid cancer last year and they took out my thyroid. I take so many pills every day that I have a watch with a vibrating alarm to keep up with them and an app on my phone also.