WOW, don't get yourself into the situation that Quest endured. The best way to do that is what others here have said. Be comfortable that the doctor knows what he's doing, that you're responding as expected, and if it doesn't seem right, get a doctor who does and whom you are comfortable with. DON'T push yourself beyond what your doctor says you can/should be doing. The healing is important, and provided that you're comfortable that you and the doctor are in synch listen to him. And last, the PT is all-important. Don't skimp on it, and don't discount the importance, even after YOU feel like you're at a point where you don't need it. You DO . . . until they (with your interaction) decide you don't.
I went through ALL OF THIS in university when I took an injury which (among other things) left me with a (severely) dislocated left elbow (which really messed me up jacking off - had to learn how to do it one-handed and my right hand wasn't dominant!). I at first had a doctor which wasn't a sports-oriented orthopedist, and within a week I could tell I wasn't going the right direction. I was lucky that at the uni's hospital I was listened to and an ortho consultant got me on the right course right away. Then I tried to push myself after a few weeks, and I set myself back to essentially where I started. After a stern talk-to from the orthopedist, I stopped pushing beyond what I was "authorized" to do. THEN I decided I could do the PT myself on my own time and started skipping appointments. Finally a senior person at the PT place was called in to give me another talk-to and he nicely explained that I was not only not doing myself any favors by what I was doing, but I was potentially impairing my ultimate full recovery. (Hell, jacking off alone should have told me that!
) The end of the story is my elbow is fully recovered, but it took about 10 weeks longer overall than they estimated (because of my misdeeds!).
Good luck with yours. It sucks, and as someone already said, it's a critical type of injury due to the joint's functionality, so baby it and make sure you take care of it and you in the meantime and have patience.