I had both knees replaced (bilateral total knee replacement) on Dec 13. I was a younger candidate (44yrs) but was told my knees were that of an 80yr old. As of this post, I am 2 days away from my 6 week milestone. Finding this forum late, so will make this first post a “catch-up” on some of my recovery. Day 0: Surgery Day- drains in both legs, retransfused with own blood, very difficult to move legs at all, moved with assistance from bed to bedside chair. Day 1: 2 Times PT, one time OT. Surprisingly (to me) didn’t hurt to stand with a walker. Just hurt to bend at all. Day 2: More PT (was able to get 72° bend in both knees) and was released to home. Was able to climb stairs at home while holding railing and using cane. Day 4: Home PT. Got left knee to 83° and right knee to 90° Day 8: up to 93° in left knee, 100° in right. Spending days 85% in bed. No attention span still, dozing most of day- always exhausted. Day 16: no longer dependent at all on walker, just a cane. Doing PT twice a week. Short outings out of house- such as grocery store (using their power scooter). ROM up to 107° in left and 115° in right. This was also my turning point of 100% exhaustion all day to feeling like I could be awake for a couple hours and feel energized. Week 3.5: with doctor’s permission, flew with my son for a college audition. I wore compression stockings and iced on the plane. I made sure to get up often, even to stand. I did use a wheelchair in the airport, as I was afraid of overdoing it by walking too much in the terminals. ROM now up to 115° in left and 120° in right. This is where it remains today (at almost 6 weeks). Week 4.5: no cane needed. Still 2 PT visits per week. Doing land and water physical therapy. Also added in recumbent bike. On off days, I do home exercises and have been doing bike at the gym. Today (Week 5.5): Exhaustion is my main enemy. I need at least two naps a day, and cannot sleep through the night. I’m only taking Tylenol except for after PT sessions- then I take a Hydrocodone/Tylenol pill. Pain is less, but I know there is a lot of internal healing to do. Welcoming support and advice from my fellow TKR’s!