Yeah, it's looking pretty splotchy three and a half weeks in. I obviously wasn't meant to have a beard. I'm tempted to shave it, but I made an oath: "I shall not shave the beard until I can bend my knee."
With great effort, I'm at about 45 degrees now. I'm told it takes "seven to ten days" to regain full movement, and I'm four days into that now, so I'm not so optimistic about making that window, but we'll see. I'll be comfortable going back to work when I can get to 90 degrees without straining myself.