No More Crutches For Me! Week 8

No More Crutches For Me!

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WOO HOOO!!!!!!!

I am feeling excited, ecstatic, elated, enthusiastic, etc…!!! Why? Because I am walking without the use of crutches! It’s been 6 1/2 -7 long weeks and I’m telling you my armpits and wrists are thankful that this time in my achilles tendon recovery has come. All in the matter of 2 weeks I went from 2 crutches down to 1 crutch down to using a cane and again I’m getting along without the use of any extra assistance. I went to my first physical therapy session on yesterday and it felt good to stand on my foot without the boot and do all of the exercises that the therapist asked me to do.

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I am feeling great however I do have to keep a little caution close by because I don’t want to rush anything and cause a re-rupture or something. I only want this injury to happen 1 time and this 1 time is enough. My doctor did bring me back to reality when he was discussing some future timelines for my injury and what to expect. When he stated that I could start light jogging possibly in the next 3-4 months, my eyes lit up however he further stated that I may not be at full speed (former NFL Player where speed was my gift) until another 8 months or so. Wow, 8 months? Oh well, like the younger folks say, “It is what it is!” I will take any progress as it comes and not get too ahead of myself when it comes to running and jumping.

I hope you are doing well on your recovery with this injury or whatever injury or challenging situation that you are faced with. Please keep in mind that no matter what the situation is, your mental game plays a Huge part and by staying positive and having an optimistic view long term is the only way to go. In the meantime, let me get back to my daily living activity called work and I will talk with you soon.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

P. “Action” Jackson

P.S. Here is a small gift that you can use during your recovery.

One Response to “No More Crutches For Me! Week 8”

  1. Congrats on your progress. It is such a good feeling. It looks like we are both 8 weeks post-op. Definitely interested in your recovery and blog. Check mines out when you have a chance.

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