I have had both knees done-6 months apart-in the last 2.5 years. I did PT weekly in 2 months prior to surgery. Strength and easy to 132. I did well with both knees. Now, I actually forget I’ve had the surgeries sometimes. Time is a huge element. BUT, my knees still hurt when cold out. Once I move around I’m ok. Not pain free but okay. 100x better than pre-surgeries. I totally believe weather plays a big part in how much pain I have. I urge all to understand that you have to realize time WILL take care some of the problems. Be good to yourself.