I had my surgery yesterday and it wasn't as bad as he thought. Looks like a total recovery of 6 months instead of 12. I'm on crutches and have a knee immobilizer, but I can put weight on the right leg as I can tolerate and I start PT Monday.
The patella tendon was not torn, but there were bone fragments digging into the back of it and throughout the knee and a couple other issues he addressed while he was in there. The rest of the knee (ligaments and cartilidge) are all great. Sounds like it will be better than it has ever been when it's all said and done.
He did send the material he took out to the pathologist because it was unusual looking, but he doesn't think it will turn out to be anything bad.
All in all, great news. Thanks to you all for your thoughts and prayers. I'll be back out on the range in no time.