I think for this first time, I'm actually confident that my arm is going to get back to normal.
It's almost entirely fully functioning now and for the most part, is pain-free and hassle free.
The only thing is that it's still not completely straight or can be completely bent, but I reckon there's only about a 3 degrees gap to bridge. It really is that close to being completely healed. It still hurts when I try to straighten or bend it completely, but only around the actual elbow hinge area. I do that a few times, just to stretch out the muscle and then give it a break.
Strength is back, but I still try to go easy on it. Sometimes, I do feel the strain and that's when I really ease back.
I am really eager for it to be completely healed, but at least I'll be almost fully functioning for our upcoming trek around east Canada and NYC!