My idea was to operate on both knees at the same time; spend 4-5 days in the hospital, go to a hotel and come back for physical therapy; I was completely wrong!
At the first meeting with the surgery team, I was told they would do the left knee first, then wait a few days and do the right one. I even argued with them! Then I realised that they knew way more than me and they were COMPLETELY right. The left knee was done and I even considered just having injections in my right knee; here again, they were right. That would only be a temporary fix and I would be in the same position that I came in therewith.
Did it hurt? YES! But it was the good kind because I can sense that an ending is in sight. There were a few problems that were handled as opportunities or solutions and were quickly resolved.
Regarding Physical Therapy, the therapist did everyth…