2 month update...
Went back in this morning for another follow-up appt. Told him the aching was still happening off and on, showed him where, etc. He asked if it had given out on me, locked up, etc since the surgery, to which I said no. He said that the aching will be normal for quite a while. As long as there are no sharp pains I should not worry.
The he said the most awesome thing ever...
"Get back on your bike. Start pedaling. Get back in the gym as much as you are comfortable with. You don't necessarily need to baby it, but use good judgement and only do what you're comfortable with."
He did tell me I had to wear a fitted (read very expensive) brace if I planned to do anything that involved planting or twisting, but at ~$800 I think I'll just avoid basketball and racquetball, LOL.
He said I could probably expect some aching pains after
doing any sort of exercise but not necessarily during.
Soooooo... since the weather is shit right now (and I don't want to get stuck away from home if for some reason it does fuck up
) I think I'll throw the bike on the trainer today after work and test it out