One thing is certain with this injury.....everyone rehabs and heals on their own time frame. With the athletic 'victims', healing seems to be quicker at the onset and basic catch-up is with those of us who simply injured ourselves for no-good-reason!! I'm 7.5 weeks into recovery and am apalled at the incredible loss of muscle and strength! I admit to being a female in her late 50's (which is the new late 40's), but for years, as a REALTOR, going up steps, down stairs, on and off decks, in and out of a porch tore my left quad tendon and threw me into this realm of the netherworld!
I'm still at 60 ROM without the brace with PT helping, and only 30 ROM locked with the brace. Of course it slips down past my knee, driving me insane while I try walking... then tighten it up only to have my leg turn purple, as people watch my futile attempts to loosen it under my pant leg! It's been a real journey. One I have no intention of ever repeating should the opportunity arise again, and I can say with 100% absolution that my biggest fear of heights has been replaced in no uncertain terms by 'slip and fall!" There is nothing that scares me more now than re-injuring this poor, poor pitiful leg!
As I'd stated in my past post, if it hadn't of been for my husband and his unending support, caring and understanding, I would not have made it to this point! Who knew he could wash hair from a hospital bed (in my family room) and cook dinner like a world renowned chef! Nobody can prepare a fried egg sandwich that looks and tastes as well as his!!
Keep posting. I love reading how well everyone is doing---and the setbacks as well. Especially those of us who still have no real reason for having suffered the victim-ology of this injury! The athletes are incredible and put themselves through so much--it's a wonder they have any tendons or ligaments left!
Happy Day to you all!