I feel the need to include myself in this thread, as I'm laying in a bed 5 days after my ACL and meniscus reconstruction. I had the patellar graft also. My PT guy said that judging from my current progress, I should be 100% and skiing in 6 months MAX.
I'm counting on getting a good knee brace before any of that, which would probably help you out as well. I don't know much about braces but check out Asterisk, I know they make super good, low profile ones for motocross.