This year we will spend Thanksgiving at my step-son's home. I am still on crutches & still unable to do much. My surgery is scheduled for 12/22. It will put me out of commission again for a bit, but the surgeon says I will be 100% (or close) after the surgery. I will be glad to have knee function back. I wear my brace, which keeps me stable along with my crutch. Take good care of your joints.