hello (my name is not artichoke, lol,) I am scheduled for TKR surgery July 29 in Houston, Texas. Was advised to have this done 3 years ago but managed to postpone surgery with stretching exercises and knee injections. But the time has come to get it done! so happy to have discovered this forum. I apologize for any mistakes I have made or will make as I learn my way around this site. The reason I am moving forward with surgery is that I began to have trouble putting much weight on my right knee. I play sports so this made it impossible to continue to play in fact I was struggling just to walk. I stopped the pickle ball and got more knee injections and my knees are feeling better for the time being, which is a good thing, so I am able to walk around, ride a bike and stay a bit active as opposed to just sitting around. I avoid lifting anything very heavy.