Tomorrow, my mom is having knee replacement surgery. We've done pro/cons, she's been knowing she needs this surgery for years and she's explored all the options. We have cleared the furniture, a hospital bed is being delivered on Tuesday (she'll stay in the hospital till Wednesday), we have a path cleared so the bed can come in, we have a path cleared from the bed to the bathroom, and set up a bed downstairs so I can sleep downstairs with her. Her rehab is scheduled. I know there is no painkiller besides just being knocked out that will help her, as you can't make bone feel better, but does anyone have any experience with things that ease discomfort just a little bit? Online, I've found lots of horror stories, and worst-case scenarios. I am not looking for those. I am also wondering the average length of time before she can be left alone--I've taken the week off of work; any longer than that, my job's in jeopardy.