I know there are people out there who are hurting tonight. Who wonder if they will ever get a good night's sleep again. Who need the pain killers but are constipated and worry if it is ok to take the opioids. Who have a lot of people giving them advice, and pushing them too hard. This forum tells the truth. We have been through it. Take the meds. Don't let PT hurt. Go slow and steady. Oh, and do not believe them when they say that your flexion will improve for only so long.