Just to update...the lift recliner was good for before my surgery, but not needed after. I am sitting/sleeping on our reclining sofa. It is actually easier for me to get up and down from a chair AFTER surgery. I can sleep in my bed if I want but still a little difficult to lift my leg into bed. PT showed me an easier way today so I may try to sleep in bed tonight. Just hate bothering my husband with having to get up and take pain meds/use bathroom.