When I got my information packet from the surgeon it had a set of obvious milestones: Discharge from hospital 3 days PT at home 1-2 weeks Drive in 3 weeks when weaned of pain meds Sex in 3 weeks (still trying to figure out what position might be pain free) Walk to post op visit with cane but not really needing it in 4 weeks. So those were all obvious but along the way I had a number of things happen where I thought "God I never thought I'd get to this day". Probably the first was finding a second pain free position to sleep in. Then there was a walk outside without cane.... So what were your milestones which gave you an immense sense of accomplishment to have done no matter how trivial they might be to the average person.