Week 10/11 Update

Hey everyone. So sorry I haven’t really said too much on the blog, however, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been reading everyone’s posts! I finally wanted to give a little update on my progress.

It’s promising how a few weeks and hard work can change your entire lifestyle when you have injuries such as ours. So I am now full weight bearing now for a couple weeks and have begun going to two shoes. Today at PT, my therapist expressed her surprise as to how much better I looked walking from week 9 to 10. It felt so good to hear someone comment on how well I was doing as opposed to most who make fun of my funny limp steps.

So those that are reading this close to the same post op time frame or close by, you will know the feeling of taking first steps in normal shoes. I put on my shoes and got up and started walking around my kitchen and couldn’t help but to start laughing in pure joy. Going from waking up the second day post op in excruciating pain to walking in two shoes again is awesome. Now I will continue to work on walking, the push off and begin strengthening the muscles through therapy and biking here soon.

I can’t stress enough how vital a positive attitude is when you go into a phase of your life that can have so many negatives.


4 Responses to “Week 10/11 Update”

  1. Congrats on your great progress! It’s so nice to read such encouraging posts. It really helps me to stay positive. So, thanks!

  2. Way to go! I’ve been walking for 3 weeks and I’m still concentrating on doing it right. Amazing what your foot forgets to do after 6 weeks of not walking - LOL!

  3. Shell,

    Outside of the immense support and encouragement I have gotten on this blog, I realized early on that I could lay around for the next couple months feeling sorry for myself, or I can use this as a vessel to personal growth. So that’s exactly what I am trying to do.

  4. Congrats on your great progress, and your great attitude! Keep up the good work - you’ll be running and jumping in no time! :)

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