Sucks man. Tore my ACL, MCL, and meniscus 4 years ago. Definitely agree with the guys that said to get the patella tendon graft...I did hamstring and now my hamstring gets really sore whenever I run sprints. Just came up this year though. Also, my left leg (the side I had surgery on) is still slightly smaller muscularly than my right leg.
Good luck dude. It's going to be a looooooong recovery process. I wouldn't worry too much about putting off surgery. If I remember right, they have to wait until your swelling is down and your range of motion is at a certain point before they do surgery, or at least that's what they did with me. Got injured Feb. 20th and didn't have surgery until that summer.
Man, I'm glad I'm done with that shit. A while after surgery, I had an infection that caused a plastic screw to come loose and break through my incision. So, then I had to have another surgery to clear that and other shit up. Due to the infection, I had to have a peripherally inserted central catheter inserted into my chest through my arm, and I had to have friends/family/my gf at the time give me antibiotics that way for a while. Shit was really annoying.