So 8 weeks into rehab of the ruptured quad tendon:
Range of motion is 110 degrees unassisted while prone, 115-120 unassisted when seated. Goal is to get the ROM to 125. Have successfully ridden the stationary bike for 6 minutes with no tension, could have ridden more. Therapist is going to start incorporating more strengthening exercises into my rehab.
Saw the doctor today, he's pleased with my progress. Had some lag when I did a straight leg lift from a seated position on the exam table, but he said that is to be expected and will decrease/go away as the muscles get stronger. He cleared me to go back into the office, will do so on a limited schedule. 3 days in, 2 days working from home.
Still have to use a cane on uneven surfaces, and going up and down stairs. I actually walked to the surgeon's office today, he's a 1/2 block from my apartment. I had no problem going up the little hill to the building. Coming down is another story. Took it very slowly. My leg felt a bit weak. I have heard and read this is pretty common among folks who've had this injury and surgery. It takes a good while to feel comfortable going down steps and hills.
Given the unsteadiness of my knee, I'm seriously considering trading in my tickets for the home opener and second game for handicapped seats. Part of me worries about the staggered stairs in the upper level, and having to get up and down for people. But I also feel kind of guilty taking seating from someone who needs it more than I do. I'm not sure what to do. I know it's 5 weeks from tomorrow, but as I understand it manuvering steps will still be an issue.