@yorkiequad, Man that is some tough luck. I'm sorry you have to go through it a second time.
One year ago on this date, March 10th, I slipped and fell in ski boots, while walking with my skis on my shoulders, down a little icy slope leading toward the parking lot. My right leg pretzled behind my back and I smacked my head backwards. Ski patrol was right there and they brought me to first aid. The nurse there knew I had to get to the emergency room so a kind ski patroller drove me to the hospital and stayed five hours with me. It took THAT long to see me, given all the drunks and druggies that apparently get taken ahead. Anyways, 17 days later I had surgery for the complete tear of my right QTR. Four months in the brace, 7 weeks without weight bearing on crutches, much athrofibrosis to fight through and seven months of grueling physical therapy. It's now one year. I can bend the knee completely, although going downstairs is still not normal and smooth. Going up is fine. I can ski without any pain in the least and the repaired knee is actually stronger than ever by the way it feels while skiing. I'm not suppose to go into bumps or on blacks, but I'm starting to cheat a little on the blacks. The knee still swells a little bit on some days. At the urging of my OS I have joined a gym and go there every other day to work on leg strength. I also ride a little bike at home just about every night for an hour or more.
So for you knew guys with this horror of an injury, hang in there, it will take time, a lot of work, but you'll get back to almost-normal in a year or so. Granted, I'm not trying to be a marathon runner, or champion tennis player (although I was when I was younger). I'm 67 and I'm grateful for being able to do the things I want to do now, like ski and soon, ride my motorcycle. Good luck and work hard.
@Red Nighthawk....Happy Anniversary! You hung in there and persevered. You seemed to have had a longer and tougher road than most, but I'm proud to have contributed just a miniscule in your recovery. Looking like spring here, so I suppose you are thinking of getting out and tending to your blueberries. Stay in touch and again, way to go! Eric