My daughter-in-law and I share the same knee surgeon. Today she got the news that she is next to go under the knife! Actually she should have been first, her knee is much worse than mine was. Now she has to find a good time. They want to do it the day before Thanksgiving but why ruin the holidays? They also have December 28 open so I think that's the day she'll go with. It's better for me, too, I can help more and will be finished with the "family walker."