Thanks, will do.A couple of things occurred to me after my post. One had to do with the type of prosthesis you're fitted with. It's my layman's understanding that there are "glue in" and "knitting ones". I'll let the professionals put the correct names to them. My basic understanding is the "glued" ones come on line pretty quickly while the other ones have to knit into the knee tissue for stability. I didn't know till after surgery that I have the "knitted" variety. Hence my recovery required more time.
As for knowing when you'll be able to wade fish again that depends on how stable and strong your knee becomes. Sounds pretty obvious but the point is you'll know when you can trust it. This isn't a place to practice, "no pain, no gain." If there's a bit of discomfort that's part of the recovery. After all as a doctor friend observed, "they cut you knee off!" Getting the joint to have a good range of motion requires diligence and reduced swelling. Aggravation would not be conducive.
In sum I'm really glad I had mine done. It's been a problem since junior high football, 57 years ago. Keep us informed of your progress or if you need a pep talk.