wow! what a bummer story Eu... sorry to hear about the knee injury. i work with two people who have had similar, if not the same problems, and they both were back up and skiing the following season. one with a brace, and has minimal problems, skis just as often and with the same enthusiasm vigor as always... so don't be too dismayed, you'll bounce back!
not the same issue, but... i separated my shoulder on christmas this year (whatever happened to a lump of coal?), and have had to adjust to skiing and hiking with one arm/pole... fine unless the hill your climbing is boilerplate ice under a fine dusting of fluff! i found that my biggest concern now is that i have developed this strange nagging sensation... fear? i think that's what its called?
...i don't much like it... i find myself worrying that i am going to fall (and hurt, or rehurt, myself), whereas before i never thought twice about... i think the biggest hurdle is getting over this, and not the physical. the body is phenomenal, and mends quickly... the mind, however, can be a rusty vault.
so i guess, the take home message, if there even is one in my rambling, is buck up! [img]smile.gif[/img] you'll be up and at 'em in no time, as far as the mental aspect, i am probably just a freaky basketcase... or so my friends say [img]smile.gif[/img]