when I found this site I had many questions. I have read so many pre-op and post-op concerns,questions, whether to do the PT or not. My TKR date is January 25,18. Less than 2 weeks. The anticipation has had me feeling like a roller coaster. I’ve had all my blood work done, EKG, chest x-ray. I have even gone through 21/2 months of allergy tests as well as nickel which is the cobalt and alloy in the prosthetic but I did find out I came in contact with a low grade nickel years ago. This a much higher grade of material. After two months of allergy tests and many injections, I now know all of my allergies which are finally controlled.i definitely am nervous about this upcoming surgery but I have been in so much pain for years. I am ready to get back to life. My husband and I meet with the surgeon next Wednesday to discuss the procedure and at that time he will explain the surgery. My husband and I participated in 2 seminars which were very informative and helpful. I wish these seminars had been around years ago. They help prepare you mind and body wise. I believe I have done all my homework and research to prepare me this TKR. I’m hoping my hospital stay will be short, no more than 2-3 days. I have read and researched enough I hope that I know when enough is enough as far as PT is concerned. I have heard many horror stories which has made me apprehensive on doing this but, I have heard some really good success stories which is what I’m hoping for. I have complete confidence in my surgeon. He seems to be extremely knowledgeable many years experience. Now I’m going to put my knee in his hands I’m looking for a good outcome. Depending on how I’m doing after surgery or the day after hopefully I will be able to add an update. I guess time will tell. Good luck to those with upcoming TKRs and all the best for those post-op.