Am I happy with the new knee, yes, completely, much better in almost every way. Was it easy? Of course not, there were many dark days and dark weeks, but they pass. You keep plugging and working and training.
My new knee alignment is so much stronger then before. I used to tip that boot out 2 degrees. This is the first video I've seen of myself skiing on an easy black run in short turns since the new knee. The new knee side alignment, right foot, feels a little strong. Next time out, I'm moving the cuff away from my leg and tipping the boot in at the bottom of the boot, about 1/2 degree. That should level out my hips and allow me to settle over the right side earlier in the arc. I can see I'm leaning away from the left turn just a bit at the top of some turns, which is a real indicator of an over strong canting set up.