So here is the installation of my shiny new titanium knee.
Can I say the pain was spectacular and still nasty? How about, "oh my hell that hurts so bad I can hardly breathe?" Oh wait, breathing was a problem.
For the first thirty six hours I stopped breathing every time I relaxed or even tried to sleep. With the alarms going off every five minutes to remind me to breathe, I developed a passionate hatred for the oximeter, though I am grateful it kept me alive and breathing it difficult to go that long without sleep and the pain and nausea from anesthesia made a rather horrible first few days.
Good grief, knees in working order are a great treasure, this is not something I would recommend. If you have good knees make sure you do everything you can to keep them that way!
Maybe in three months I will change my mind but for now, holy crap it hurts.