It is well known that knee surgery is painful and it takes long time to recover and get back to normal. For me it has been more than 3 weeks — surgery was on 5/15 — and I have moved from the walker to the cane now. Usually the pain is OK under pain killers or the ice treatment. But there are times — possibly because of my reluctance to take pain killers — when the pain tells you that your knee has gone thru a real traumatic experience. Of course curring bones and then attaching a metallic joint does sound painful and you expect pain, but in life you expect many things but when they happen they are unbelievable.
On the positive side, I am walking a lot more thn I was a week ago and hopefully in another 10 days, I should be much better.
As they say, most people love the results of knee replacement after about 6-8 weeks from the surgery date. I just want this period to be over quickly.