Today is June 13th. It has been 13 weeks since I fell and tore my left quadriceps tendon. I had another follow-up with the surgeon today and he is impressed both with his handiwork and with my progress. I still have a way to go to build up my strength and my range of motion, but he has officially declared me to be “brace-optional.” I no longer have to wear the brace when walking about! I will still keep it handy for times when I am walking on uneven ground (e.g., push mowing). But he said that unless I actually fall on that knee again, there’s no way I’m going to tear it again at this point.
And most importantly, today is my 13th wedding anniversary! 13 years ago today Amanda and I gathered with family and friends on a cruise boat on Lake Champlain and promised ourselves to each other. The honeymoon continues!!