Hey Laura! Thanks for your update..it really helps when those of us who had surgery some time back, continue to check in..this is such a long process.
I just finished month 9 and I also still have internal swelling, which will increase or decrease ,depending on activity levels. I find that if I wear the shoes I wore prior to my surgery if I plan to be active, it helps minimize post-activity backlash. Shoes that are very flexible in the sole still cause a lot of post exercise aching, in my calf and tibial plateau area. I wear my Dansko professional clogs if I plan to walk a few miles, and I am slowly getting the leg used to different shoes when I won't be on my feet all that long, or am only doing errands.
My quad is re-building nicely thanks to my Ballet Barre/Pilates workouts..it's nearly back.. and I have muscle above my patella for the first time in 40 years, now that I have full extension and can really straighten the leg and contract my quad fully. Yay!
My ROM still varies ,according to the amount of swelling and especially heat and humidity, which are a killer. I have about 105 degrees, but I have not been doing any PT style moves, just regular workouts and normal activities. I'm happy with what I have and if I get more, that will be fine too, but as long as I can do stairs and walk without pain , I am the happiest girl in the whole wide world!
So sorry you have to have the other knee done!!! We will be here for you though, never fear.