Greetings.. I have been away from the forum for a while as I have been with my father who is quite ill, so apologies to those who feel that I may have snubbed them somehow. I can assure you that I have been following the recoveries of several members whilst away. Surgery was originally scheduled for 7/11, but I opted to postpone because I really wanted to see my father (who lives very far away from me) before my surgery. My family has insisted that, despite my father's condition, I go ahead and get the surgery done as my pain is quite intense. So, I am scheduled for August 15th for a posterior LTHR. My big question is do I really need to buy a recliner or can I get by with my sofa? As much as I would love to have a recliner, I only have a small one bedroom apartment with limited space, and do not want to spend a fortune on something that I will not keep forever. Even renting one is a bit out of my reach, not only due to the cost, but the ones available for rental (at the local med supply stores) are all loaned out at present:( I have ordered risers for the sofa to make it an acceptable height as well a top cushion to not only add even more height, but for comfort (although my sofa is already pretty comfortable). I have an ottoman too. I can also order a tool that helps with getting off the sofa. I have officially begun my post-op home preparation and any advice regarding the sofa would be truly appreciated!!!!!