I started PT this week at 8 days post-op. I scheduled my appointment with the same PT who I had worked with pre-surgery, hoping that her knowledge of knowing me beforehand and seeing my struggles would be helpful. The first session was pretty uneventful. I told the story of how I wound up making the decision to have surgery and we did some light range of motion exercises as well as more glute and quad tightening. I also laid on my back and did heel slides. The ROM exercises included log rolls and laying on my stomach with my knee bent at 90 degrees and slowly swinging my foot outward and then inward like a pendulum. My dad would help me with this exercise at home. Even though it had only been a week, she had me doing some weight shifting too, to start loading my operated leg. She had me stand on it full weight bearing once, but that was kind of scary even though it didn't cause any pain.
One of my friends came to take me out to dinner and get me out of the house one night. It felt good to go somewhere and to be out in public. I was a little worried about sitting on a hard restaurant chair for so long, but it turned out to be okay. I was a little achy toward the end, but over all it didn't really hurt. Having a beer didn't hurt either!