Hikerdreams - So glad to hear your pain level has dropped some. I'm still taking one Percocet at night as that seems to be the most painful time for me. I haven't slept all night through since my surgery but I'm getting closer. Only woke up once last night. Been having leg cramps and restless leg in my good leg and my husband bought me some of those air compression boot thingies like I had in the hospital. I've had leg cramps for years and I wish I had these before now. Didn't have any leg cramps at all last night. Woot!
For the bathroom question, I use my knee scooter and then trade off to a regular walker to get to the commode. When done, I just hop the walker right up to the back of the scooter and when my knee is secure on the scooter I lift the walker to the side so it's ready for the next time I need to use it. Then I'm off and running. Well, not actually running. LOL.
My swelling has really lessened in the last 2-3 days. It doesn't throb anymore and I can leave it down for an hour or two without much swelling. I always know when it's time to elevate and ice it because the ball of my foot pushes my toes up slightly. I actually rode in the front seat of the car yesterday for the first time since surgery. I had been riding in the back seat with my leg propped up on a pillow in the seat beside me. I think my hubby liked me riding up front with him as much as I did.