Hi lonna66: I am sorry to hear about your problems. I am with you. I am experiencing the same issues you are. My left knee was done exactly a year ago and I am still having pain and numbness and the surgeon says it takes a year to 18 months for the pain and numbness to go away. My second knee was done 5 months ago and I am having pain but I feel the pain in my left knee is worse than the knee done five months ago. I cannot sit on a toilet seat. Just like you I need to hold on to something and hence need to use a handicapped toilet. The same when I go to the store for shopping. I need a crat to hold on to. This really limits my movements. Now I have to do a third surgery, my rotator cuff tear and it is my right dominant shoulder and I don't know how I will manage sitting on a toilet and getting up as I need to use both my hands to sit and get up. I am in a real dilemma. Please pray for me.