Hahaha, no worries! Not quite there yet but I'm getting close.
Originally Posted by Balinkay
He's about 5 months into his recovery from a cruciate ligament tear (total) in one of his hind legs. He got surgery and a new ligament (made from a strip of muscle taken from his thigh) and he can now manage two 15 minute walks a day, along with his normal activity around the house for the most part. Differences in lifestyle being that I don't encourage him to twist quickly (no fetch games indoors, been replaced with games of tug, toy put away if he gets too riled) and I don't have him sprinting (probably won't play fetch with him again) and I prevent any climbing and jumping (stair-gate, lifted into and out of the car rather than leaping in and out) but he's doing well - I'd say 3 more months of this (including some massaging and swimming sessions) and he'll be basically back to his old self, though I'll continue to take preventative steps, as roughly 40% of dogs who tear one cruciate ligament will tear the other and would rather not face going through the first 12 weeks of the recovery process again if I could avoid it.
Trickiest bit has been keeping an active and intelligent dog (Border Collie crossed with Golden Retriever) mentally stimulated, so I've had to be creative, but we really turned a corner roughly 6-8 weeks ago and things got a lot easier.
Your hobbies are rollerblading and you're also a bit of a rat-hound? Steel Wool
Sid knows he's crazy and he likes it. Balinkay