Some success . . .Hello all:
Background: 47 y.o. very active, full rupture while skiing on 1/13/08. Repair on 2/1/08 - tendon to patella.
Well, there was no snow in Yellowstone this past weekend, so we stayed in Boise for Thanksgiving. Beautiful weekend, and as a result I got in two long hikes (about 8 miles) and a long mountain bike ride with lots of climbing (20 miles and 2500' vertical). After more than a month of electrical stimulation of my muscles on top of the weekend, I finally feel that I can safely lower myself down stairs without using the handrail or "falling" onto the non-injured leg in a flat-footed manner. I've been redoubling my efforts this past month doing all types of cross-training as well, and now believe I will be able to at least nordic ski this year (if we ever get any snow!). So, to all of you out there, please keep up the hard work -results come, but they simply take time. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.