Hi all - new to this forum. I am having my first, and hopefully only, total knee replacement on June 12. I've been preparing 2 first floor bedrooms and the area around a recliner in the living room - assuming I may want to divide early recovery time between all 3 locations. Before I go much further, I'm wondering what PT will likely advise about getting in/out of bed and sleeping. In one bedroom, the bed is lower but only the side with my new knee on the inside of the bed has room to negotiate a walker. The other bed would put my new knee on the outside of the bed but the bed is on the high side and also has just that 1 side with room for a walker. I also moved a recliner that fits me well from upstairs to downstairs for this event and built a sturdy, wooden platform to raise it up about 5 inches. I'd like to know before hand what PT will likely advise about having the operated leg on the outside of the bed or inside - or does it really matter? Thanks to my husband's numerous back surgeries, I'm well equipped with a assortment of useful medical supplies & aids. Also, the surgeon had me buy a water/ice circulating machine and said it would be iced up & running right after surgery. I've heard ice & pain pills will be my best friends for quite while - but were any of you TKR survivors told to ice & elevate at night regularly or is it more of an option when additional pain relief is needed when not able to sleep? Sorry for the long post ... Thanks in advance for any info anyone is able to share!