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12 Weeks Non-Op

Well, here I am … 12 weeks non-op and doing pretty good. I started strength training in PT at week 10 . This consists of:
1. seated heel raises … 2 sets of 10, did a week with no-weight and then added a five pound weight to each knee
2. standing on one leg … graduated from [...]

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@californiaguy - my DF is getting there .. I’ve never had it measured .. but I’d say it’s just above half of what my good foot can do
@starshep - yup, I was thinking the pain in my calf was just because it was being used now .. thanks
Now .. where am [...]

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8 Weeks and PT #2

Last Wednesday I had my second PT session. Was told that my ROM is really great and that I was to progress on to the red theraband. Was shown the  moves there. I did 15 reps of each .. dorsi, plantar, side to side. I’m supposed to do that 3 times a day as well [...]

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7.5 Weeks and First PT

Well,  I had my doctors appointment yesterday. Thompson test passed, good to great healing at this point. Was told to wear the AirCast for another 4 weeks and then wean off, drop the crutches now, oh and … yay sleep in the AirCast for another 4 weeks too .. ugh. So I was released and [...]

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7 Weeks Non-Op

So, it’s been a couple more weeks … and I’d say I’m doing pretty darn good
Two weeks ago, so week 6, I did one crutch around the house and two when going out. The last couple of days I’ve been doing no crutches at home and two crutches when going out. So far, [...]

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5 Weeks Non-Op!

Well, here I am at 5 weeks .. whew .. I can’t believe it’s been 5 weeks already! week 4 went by really fast.
I’m still getting some aches and pains, but not nearly what it was before. I did the Thompson test last week and I got my first real movement! which was awesome!
I’m still [...]

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3 Weeks!

Okay, I made it 3 weeks and I’m not crazy or bored yet .. a little frustrated with the things that I can’t do and how long it takes me to do certain things .. but I can deal with it. One thing this injury is teaching me … slow down … enjoy life … [...]

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Confidence

With each passing day, I’m feeling more and more confident and less fearful. In the beginning, I was scared to death of doing something wrong and felt like if I just moved my foot wrong that it would re-rupture. Now that I’ve been wiggling my toes and doing some gentle movements, I have no fear [...]

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So I’m PWBing … I must admit, the first day or two I was really apprehensive about this. But now I’m forcing myself to PWB everytime I go somewhere. And I’m forcing a normal type gait as well .. don’t want to have huge issues overcoming a strange gait later on.
I am very happy to [...]

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I guess I missed saying … I was put in a cast immediately, then received a new cast a week later (because the first one was really loose and was causing me lots of pain). I LOVED my new cast … but three days later, I had my “real” first appointment and the cast was [...]

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