I am writing this post while on the plane back home. It is Saturday October 14. Thursday and Friday repeated the minimum pain I had on Wednesday. Don’t get me wrong here- in certain positions and with certain motions the knee can be very painful. For example I can bend the knee to 95° and when i push past that the knee pain is real. This is to be expected. Also, while walking I need to be aware the the quadriceps, the muscles that are on the front of the thigh and help you stand, are still not fully recovered so I step slowly. I graduated to crutches and can even walk without any assistive device 5 days after surgery.