First of all it's not as bad as it looks. Once I took a shower and cleaned the knee up a little it looked much more normal. It was swollen and a bit bruised but otherwise much better that what we'd expected.
I was kind of relieved and disappointed at the same time. As a family we tend to marvel and appreciate when one of us gets an awesome bruise, especially the kind that turn green, black, blue and any other colors you might want to add. I'm pretty active and both the kids are studying Tae kwon do so we tend to come home a little banged up at times. On the other hand, I'm really anxious to get back to my routine so, the less damage, the quicker the recovery.
Since taking the wrap off yesterday I've also begun my rehab program in earnest and plan to add the stationary bike to the mix tomorrow. Dr. C thought it was a realistic expectation that I'd be back to running, among other things, in the next in three or four weeks.
I can't wait!