Posted on July 28th, 2008 in Uncategorized
It will be 11 weeks tommorrow since surgery. It seems like I have been dealing with this for so long. It has changed the way I take on anything and I have limitations where I have not before. Small things like changing a light bulb, moving a box of anything, lifting, walking on stairs, climbing a stool, or stepping out of the car have me thinking of things I never have had to consider. I am healing well although seem to have slowed as far as day to day improvement. I am walking still with a limp but not too bad especially after the morning tightness wears off but before the tired achilles kicks in. About an hour of good mobility. I have been for my 3rd post op appointment and he seemed pleased with strength and mobility and told me to force walking heal to toe. Which I do but it feels really wierd to walk that way more than a limp does.
The Good news: I have been told I can play golf again. Finally. I played 3 days in a row last week taking a day off work Friday to play on my birthday. 85,88,90. Not even close to where I was but it was so good to get out there and swing a club again. I played this past Sunday and started out with a 41 on the front but my buddies can tell right when I get tired. They said I stop putting weight on the bad leg and my transfer looks rushed. I have picked up on projects around the house again and trying to get back to normal. It just takes so long to recover from this. I have to remind myself when I cut grass that if I run into bees in the yard not to run but just take it. uggh. Hasnt happened yet but I really keep my eyes open just in case.
Good luck to all, this sight has been so helpful.