I'm setting up a recovery thread. This is in part because I'm optimistic, and mostly because I hope my journey might inform and help others the way so many other recovery threads have helped me. My surgery is Wednesday, May 10 at 7 a.m. Bright and early! My journey to this point has been conventional. My knees are (were?) ordinary, older joints damaged by osteoarthritis and a sorry family history of bad knees. I'm overweight and have never been accused of overdoing exercise. My primary goal for this surgery is to get rid of my arthritis pain and regain the ability to walk around the block or through an airport without wishing someone would just shoot me already. I expect mine will be an ordinary journey to recovery. Crossing my fingers about that. Until tomorrow, I'm going to cook up some chili (leftovers for Mr. Shoes) and enjoy some television while I can still follow a plot line. Thanks for any good wishes!