Hi @dkapustin! I had a TKR in May and to be completely honest, it sounds like you are doing great. I also agree with not doing more than they suggest. I got frustrated because I couldn't straighten my leg completely about 2 and half months into my recovery. I pushed it and ended up with a pulled hamstring. I had to go back to using my cane for about a week because I could hardly walk. The soreness will last for awhile, but will ease up. One of the things that I found helpful was Water Therapy. If that is an option, consider looking into it. When you exercise in a therapy pool, it takes most of the pressure off your joints and I found that it helped me get my ROM back a bit quicker. Do you take your pain meds about an hour before you exercise? It also helped me to use heat before I exercised. The heat loosened up the knee some and helped with the soreness. Then use ice afterwards. Recovering from a TKR is a full time job for about 4 months. I was in Physical therapy from May until October. Even though it is really sore, it is worth it. My right knee is a lot more stable. Sometime in the near future, I will be having the left knee done as well. Good luck with your recovery!