I wish I had some warm weather to offer you, but the cold wet rainy weather here wouldn't be any improvement. You've definitely been missed - I thought maybe your knee made it hard to sit and type comfortably. Sorry it has been such a long and difficult recovery. I wish you could take prednisone right now, but your rheumie is probably concerned that it would interfere with the healing process, which you certainly wouldn't want. But everything I've read about methotrexate suggests it takes about three months to feel much benefit from it. I hope your doctor is at least providing you with adequate pain meds while you recover. Can you use a TENS unit to help with your pain in the meantime?