1. Getting everything you can think of ready before surgery is very important. We were caught up on laundry and groceries and figured out what furniture needed to be moved in advance. Also figure out what clothing will fit over your bandage or cast or work with a walking boot. Very little of mine will fit over the cast and dresses are a hassle with all the lying and sitting around with a leg elevated.
2. Practice critical mobility situations ahead of time. We practiced getting from the car seat into the house, in and out of bed, and bathroom access. That really helped.
3.If painkillers have ever made you nauseous do get an anti nausea patch as well as the painkillers ahead of time. We didn’t get the patch which meant Friday evening contact with the dr. an a pharmacy run.
4. You will need help. You do not want to fall or be trying to prepare and carry food. Do get a basket for the knee walker to make carrying things easier. I wish I had one.
5. Using a knee walker is great but your knee may become quite painful. Be ready to add extra padding to reduce that.
And in my case and not surprising in the least, you will get bored and your dog will try to lay on you or lick you sore toes.