63 year old, simultaneous bilateral QTR. Former marathoner with lots of activity in my past. One year, two week anniversary of the scariest day in my life. Managed to get to an estimated 80% recovery in October and was wondering if I would ever move off that plateau. And then I found MY secret sauce as I often do in an old episode of Seinfeld and with the suggestion being made my my best friend and wife of 36 years. I'm dead serious.
I found myself saying too often "that's not me" when faced with an obstacle and we all know what they are. I fumbled when I ran, I struggled down stairs, etc. etc. my wife Kathleen suggested that I watch the Opposite George episode and try his strategy in the diner when facing the impossible. I became "Opposite Frank" to the great joy of my family. I analyzed every physical challenge, came up with a strategy for fixing it and worked my petunias off until I far surpassed my pre-injury state. I can now run down ramp and walk down stairs with no apparent impairment. The list can go on.
So if it's at all possible and with the exception of my ugly knees, I can say that I'm 105% recovery. Thanks to all of you who gave the specific advice, to Kathleen and George Castanza.
Try my secret sauce and see if it works for you. My wife, children and grandchildren tell me I'm so much more pleasant to be around. And ain't that really our goal.
Good luck, brothers & sisters.