June 27, 2018 I had double knee replacement. I am 49 years old and quite active. I’ve had degenerative arthritis my entire life and knew this was eventually going to happen. I fought it for years, but after yet another tear (meniscus and lateral ligament), I was at the end of my rope. I’ve been called brave. I just see it as crazy, but a necessity. I did not know how hard recovery would be with both legs out of commission. I truly thought I was stronger than this. I used a walker for a week. Then a cane. I’m still using a cane, but I can walk slowly without if need be. I can only bend at 80 degrees for left knee and 72 for right. They straighten well, at 5 for left and 2 for right. I never sleep. The longest stretch I’ve achieved in 5 weeks is 45 minutes. I can only sleep on my back, obviously. The frustration is high at this point. The “blues” are real. I’m used to working out 5 days a week. Sometimes twice a day. I know I have come a long way and I’m trying not to be hard on myself. I just wonder when I’ll have my life back. I can’t drive yet. Reflexes aren’t quite there. The recovery for bilateral versus uni os so much slower it seems.