Hi @ApricotPie. At 4 weeks you are probably still struggling with several things. The first 4 weeks of my second one was was quite scary. Having already been through the process once, I thought I knew pretty well what to expect. But the first 4 weeks were VERY different from the first time. I actually became sufficiently concerned to call my surgeon and ask what the heck is going on here anyway??? But he asked me a few questions, and said it sounded pretty normal to him. At about 5 weeks, things began to improve rather rapidly. Now, just under 9 weeks, I am walking without a cane most of the time, and going up and stairs normally (using the handrail) most of the time. I’m still very much aware that I have grumpy and cantankerous knee down there, but it is getting better, as you say, very slowly. There’s that annoying patience thing again. I can’t say that my second one was either better or worse; just different. What I can say though is that neither of them was any fun whatsoever, and I am really glad I only have 2 legs. But I have no reason doubt that 6 months from now I will be walking MUCH better than I was just a few months ago, when my future was either TKR and TKR, or learn to drive a wheelchair. Now, I’m very glad I took the route I did, and I am confident that you will be as well. So hang in there, this will soon take its rightful place in the past.