Goodness, I go away to sort things out for college and of course you guys miss me!
I've got a lot to say about college and recovery and surgery. I'm a week short of being 7 months post op on the left foot and almost one month post op from my right one. I'm 21, healthy with average weight. I just disappeared to move close to campus because I found a 2 hour commute from being so slow and unreliable rides would kill me the second time around. My first surgery was in Feb and I used crutches (The Forearm kind) and they were great but in comparison to a knee scooter very tiring. If your on birth control its good to make sure you move around to prevent blood clots and stretch as best possible and going to classes really helped that. My doctor pointed out with youth healing works well. I had my second surgery 6 months post op because I felt steady enough but at 4 it was still iffy and 5 I wasn't ready to give up my summer but almost walking. (No running, jumping or Cartwheels! Long story...Long long drunken story..ok kinda short but it was a drag!) Insist that disability services help you even if it seems temporary full activity of the leg is 10 to 12 months and when you're doing two you'll want their support. The college might have a bus system that can help you get around. Or disability find housing that will be handicap friendly for the time being. Winter and crutches...not my most fun moment. See if you can pocket some salt and map out where it's icy and people slip on your class route. Not a problem but an idea. Main worry is when you come in from the rain or snow your rubber crutch end will forget the idea of friction. I've only taken my knee scooter out on campus once and my knee ached at the end, give yourself breaks and be careful about putting too much weight on it.
I'm a little lost on if you're a senior starting college this fall or senior with college next fall, but missing prom, graduation and trip...that's tough. I wasn't a fan of high school but I can imagine the support my true friends have given me from this made the bitter part of feeling limited better. Also you could use a knee walker for those things if you chose to have surgery before. I used to do cardio kickboxing somehow on it so maybe the idea of dance...? You could do the first one and feel it out. There's no rush and don't push yourself too ahrd. Being young and suddenly stuck not moving around can be tempting to try and recover faster. We heal when we do and this is a big deal. It wasn't too brutal to do again knowing what to expect.
I'm a lil all over the place but feel free to PM me and I'm willing to help you out and figure out what to expect.