@ssbionicknee and JK: thanks for input. I am actually doing pretty well overall (was discharged from PT at about 10 weeks, have been doing water exercises and workouts and swimming 3 or more times a week since week 5 after surgery), have excellent ROM, finally got the knee straightened out at 4 months… BUT: I miss being able to kneel like I used to, I hate having become pretty cautious when I walk outside in my garden (tree roots, gopher holes, vines sneaking along the ground), I dislike having to adapt how to pull off socks or tight jeans, and mostly I am tired of aches and some pain. At this point I don’t want “not too much pain”, or “only aching for a few hours”, I want NO pain, ache, twinge, stiffness, at all for a change. Hoping I will get there sooner or later. That is why I mentioned my shoulder surgeries in the initial post: full motion, full strength, and absolutely no pain after recovery. Was expecting the same from TKR.