I am so glad you brought this subject up, and I hope you are still continuing to improve in spite of not being able to have a physical therapist. @Sredfield
Thank you for telling me about your experiences, it was very helpful, especially the need for appropriate exercises to help in the healing process and before any possible future surgeries.@big_load
You really clarified the need for a physical therapist. Thank you, also, for the reminder of how much to be thankful for...it's true, my struggle in this situation is so small compared to the fellow with the crushed leg you told us about.
So, I had my regular doctor write a referral, which got me in to see a local sports physical therapist, and yesterday was my first appointment. She spent quite a bit of time with me and I am confident that good will come of it. I don't know how to say "Thank You" enough for the information and guidance...it means so much. (Also, there was an "older" fellow in the gym...about 88...terrific!).