Welcome aboard Sally. If you can understand Happy Man the one part where he said it takes about a year, perhaps two is as accurate as I know. I was DF'd two years ago and the elders told me as soon as they announced it that if I start with regular meeting attendance and heartfelt praying I could probably be reinstated in about a year. They told me it takes about a year for anyone anymore. However, what some of the others have said is probably true, i.e. that it really depends on who you are. I, (should I have decided I wanted to be reinstated) would have taken a year for sure because I was an elder's wife and "new better" for what I had done and how dare I shame an elder and my family in that way. It does seem that sisters for an act of infidelity are "punished" a little longer than the brothers. Just my opinion.
Hyghlander: Interesting comment about your "sperm donor." Six months...that figures!