Well, that drew a lot of interest, didn't it? I've hit the point where the recovery curve slows down and broadens. At the moment I see little improvement from week to week, which is discouraging to someone who always improved at the rate of 110 per cent in everything. My walking is slowly becoming more of a normal gait, although the past three days my left knee has bothered me on standing up. And rising is a problem still. At 15 weeks I struggle to get out of chairs and my bed. But grocery shopping, getting gas for the car, driving to work, and working a half day hasn't been a problem. I resume work full time on Monday. I'm having problems, however, with friends, and faux-friends, assuming that because my recovery hasn't been faster or more aggressive that I must be doing something wrong. It's now 15 weeks since surgery and I guess I'm supposed to be completely healed and setting records. I'm down because I'm not more functional and the season I'd normally be camping, hiking, and cycling is slipping away, and I have people telling me once again I'm doing things wrong. I had to unfriend someone on Facebook because he demanded - "the clock is ticking Neil" - details on my exercises so he could give me his worthless advice; another person who wants to play the Nurse in Stephen King's Misery, and wants me as the trapped writer.