You still need to exercise. Get a stability ball and do stuff on there. Obviously nothing high impact. If you have a gym membership or access to a physical therapy office, they may have a hand bike, which is basically pedaling with your arms. It's an AMAZING workout! Are you in physical therapy yet? They can show you leg exercises that will help strengthen your knee and your joints without further damaging your knee that's specific to what you had done. There is still plenty you can do if you do some research. If you have healed enough, you can swim, just do pulls (use a float between your thighs so you don't have to kick, and you just swim with your arms). Make sure you're eating right. No processed foods, no refined carbs (sugar, white/enriched flour, etc), lean proteins, tons of fresh fruits and veggies. Small frequent meals. No beverages that aren't water. You can do this!! Good luck!
at 1:58 PM on Jun. 13, 2011