Similar to the post above, wanted to update you on my ACL surgery completed last Thursday, October 7th (4 days ago).
I'm a 39 year old male, 6'2'', 220lbs. Still play competitve flag football, lift fairly heavy (been following Wendler 5/3/1 for over a year now), and stay in great shape.
I have to say, I've been very happy with my recovery so far. I'm not sure what advantages the cadaver (donor tissue) mainly present, but my doctor said at 39 he really recommended the cadaver for a quick recovery.
Thus far, it HAS been quick. I was off my meds in just 2 days (by Saturday), and off my crutches by Sunday (day 3). Today, on Monday, I worked out on a stationary bike under my PT's guidance, albeit slowly. But I was doing full revolutions.
That's all I got for now. I will certainly follow my PT's advice, and take it slow. I'm hoping to get back to playing flag football by next summer, or maybe even the spring league.