Speaking of worse case, RCM111, I've been re-reading your story. Holy crap - I don't know how you can be so positive after blowing both quads - I can't even imagine it. Your outlook is inspirational, though I'm not sure how you manage it!
MVCoach - funny how lives are parallel - it's hockey season up here and being a hockey dad is a full time job, so now I've got a big target in trying to get to the "Bledsoe" brace so I can get back to life and working on that ROM.
In my job I work with top notch orthopaedic surgeons and sports med docs - guys who work with NHL players and Olympics athletes - I'm going to phone one today and get a couple of opinions on the mobility vs keeping still approach to managing this injury.
Like you guys though, I'm on the page of doing whatever the doc tells me until maybe another doc tells me something else. I'm also going to buy some ice!