They are also working me on hip exercises as well as the theigh machine. What was really kind of scary at first was the balance board. On that they now have me doing sideways shifting of weight, then front shifting then a combination.
I find the hardest exercises in the pool. After a pool session my muscles are really sore.
I saw my surgeon yesterday. He gave the okay for limited bike riding. However he doesn't want me to do any hills for the time being. So I'll be riding the bike one day and then on alternate days doing my PT routines.
It's the little steps that make me really happy. Now I can put my pants on standing, one one leg at a time just like before the injury. I can also put my socks on in an almost natural fashion.
For those of you who are just getting out of the 0° brace, you're going to have smiles ahead. It's amazing to me how much different my legs and muscles operate one day to the next. It seems to be a steady progression. I know I am really lucky.