Wow, it's been awhile. Less and less does this feel like a major part of my life. I think less and less about it and worry less and less about it.
I am still going to PT every week and exercising for about an hour each day. There are a lot of stretches and things like that still, but more time is spend on more taxing exercises such as squats, step-ups, clock steps, calf raises and general work with the weight machine. Increasingly, I am using free weights when I do these exercises, which keeps them challenging.
At PT I am doing what I think are more fun exercises. They include throwing balls at trampoline while I balance on a squishy mat, sliding on what feels like a dry-erase board and using the stair climber. I still spend about 30-40 minutes each day on the exercise bike and treadmill, which is good for my leg and my overall health.
I rarely have much pain. To be honest, my "good" leg can act up just as easily as the bad leg when I push myself too hard when I exercise. I feel like I can kneel down a bit. It just feels funny and I am loathe to put much of my weight on my bad knee while I am kneeling or crawling around with my kids.
I still have a numb spot on my knee, which is fairly small. I actually don't mind it. It just feels funny at times. As a nervous habit, I often rub it while I am wearing shorts.
And I am not wearing shorts all too often nowadays. It is cold and snowy here right now! Thankfully, I have my trusty flexible brace and stronger legs to help me deal with the slippery conditions.
I hope everyone else's recovery is going well!