Hi, I'm getting acl reconstruction surgery in a month or so. I tore it about 8+ months back. I'm worried about being able to do normal stuff again post surgery. Based on your experience, how long before I can normally function (walk, lift) again, as i either use public transport or drive a manual (but that doesnt matter, because its my right knee thats going to get worked on, so no driving). Also, i'm going to get an autograft from a hamstring tendon. Based on what i read, they are going to get 2 hamstring tendons and use that to reaplce the acl. What is the purpose of the hamstring tendon, and would removing this affect hamstring strength, specifically deadlifts?