13 weeks post-surgeryMahalo gents,
VtS, I will call. Congrats on finally being allowed PT, even if it is just you doing it. As you know, I encourage that regimen, and will be happy to share tips.
PB - You will probably never have matching knees, unless you do the same thing to the other knee. But just for reference, I'm looking down at my knees now (I can wear shorts to work), and they're very close to being a matched pair. So after 3-4 months, unless you still have inordinate swelling, what you see is not far from what you're going to get.
My OS ultimately admitted that after 6 weeks, the surgical repair is pretty much healed. So there's really not much you could do to damage the repair at that point that wouldn't damage a healthy knee.
TB - again, for reference, I was driving my 5-speed stick shift less than two weeks after surgery. The driving part was easy (seat all the way back, brace at 30) - it was getting in and out that was tough. But if you're careful, you get good at it - it's like mastering a puzzle. And it does stand to reason that you might risk physical injury if you get in an accident. But isn't that always the case?
Keep it up, boys. Work as hard as you can handle, and the results will pay off big in terms of getting your life back. That's far and away the most thing.