Number one knee was a year old last Saturday. I meant to post on the anniversary, but was too busy hunting pokemon. That is one game that gets you out and about. I went kayaking madly in May, and had no trouble getting in and out. I can walk anywhere, for about as far as I want. I went to Savannah in June and walked all over that town. Stairs are still a challenge for me, but my son was following me up a couple of flights of stairs last week and commented on how much better I was doing. So I guess improvement is happening there, too. I will be going next Monday for my official one-year checkup, and will be interested to see the x-rays. Number two knee still does not bend quite as far as its sister knee, but lately I have been concentrating on gentle heel slides and I notice that getting out of a car in a narrow space (when that car next to you is a little too close, and you have to exit from a door that is barely cracked open wide enough to squeeze your body through - you know what I mean) does not hurt anymore. Having to bend that left knee that extra bit used to be quite a twinge, but all good now. Still stiff when I get up from sitting for too long, but I can mask it pretty well. I am getting a new kayak in September and am outfitting it with a sail and little blow-up pontoons. The alligators will be laughing at me! I am so glad I have new knees. And my active life back. There is such joy in rediscovering the world. My niece and great-nephews were visiting over the last couple of days, and they kept asking me if we were doing too much, as we walked in the city park at night (yes, hunting pokemon). I realized the accommodations they had made for me over the past few years, as I walked slowly, and sat at every bench. Glad to be able to play at their level again. Hugs to all my bone-smart buddies. Hope you are all doing well.