My goals have slowly been met, no more narcotics as pain killers. I am now only taking Tylenol as needed for pain. Most of my pain is at night and during the day it is mostly a "stiff" feeling in the knee as I move around. Stretching still sucks, pain can be pretty strong while trying to get to 120 degrees. Some days I can get pretty close and other days I can barely get past 90 degrees. It can be very frustrating.
I have been walking daily getting up to 1 mile per walk, most are at a 1/2 mile. The Physical Therapist has me walking up stairs "normal", however I still come down one step at a time. I have been working on standing on a stability cushion to help with my balance and control within my knee. The stability cushion hurts when I try and stand without holding to a chair for stability. My goal is to work up to 2 minutes without holding onto anything.
Friday the Physical Therapist will have me go for a walk without the cane. I have walked short distances around the house without the cane. Sometime I just forget the cane until I take a few steps. But tomorrow will be a challenge to see how far she has me go without the cane.
Cycling has been getting easier. I did raise my saddle an inch to make it easier and this morning I rode for 5 minutes. I will gradually increase the length of time on the bike everyday. I just want to make sure it doesn't cause any issues after the fact; don't want to increase too quickly. The PT told me to let pain be my guide for how long to ride.