Jan 13 2015


12 weeks

Posted at 4:02 am under Uncategorized

Hi all.  Its been great reading everyone’s stories, updates and progress.  I hope everyone has a good recovery.

Its been just short of 12 weeks since my TA Rupture (non-surgical) and it seems to be coming along well.  I got the all clear from the physio last Friday to start driving (finally!) but I am still to use the boot for most of my walking outside and in public.  Its such a relief to be able to walk in two shoes inside and its amazing to be driving again.  It feels like I have just been given my licence for the first time again.

It is definitely feeling stronger and I have been given some new exercises to do at home which include heel raises (from the floor, not a step, no stretching at all yet) using both feet at once and which is difficult not to have my good calf do all the work; and balancing on the injured foot, which is also too difficult for my liking.  But I am slowly getting better at the exercises and I am really happy to be able to advance to more demanding exercises.  I am ecstatic to feel the strength slowly come back.  Walking in two shoes is difficult and feels like going backwards a couple of steps in the process.  But I realise it is still progress.  The physio has told me to concentrate on short strides and to bend the knee (to have a ’soft knee’), which is easier said than done as I am probably more than slightly paranoid about reinjuring my Achilles as I can feel it pulling and stretching a bit.  Overall the physio is very happy with how it is coming along.  I see the physio again in two weeks and the Orthopaedic Surgeon at the end of the month.

I have been performing the Thompson test on myself while kneeling on a chair and I am getting some good movement from it.  I still elevate and ice it when I am at home.  I am very happy with how things are going but I am very mindful not to do anything too stupid nor will I rush things.  Wishing everyone a safe and good recovery.

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2 Responses to “12 weeks”

  1. donnaon 13 Jan 2015 at 4:44 pm 1

    You said: “I am very happy with how things are going …”

    Well, I’m happy you’re happy! YAY you!

  2. Herewegoagainon 14 Jan 2015 at 12:39 am 2

    So glad to read your update and that things are going well! It sounds like you are in good hands as far as Physio goes.
    It takes time to wean off the boot and if you have a healthy list of exercises indoors then wearing it outside is not a deal breaker. I am sure you will shed it for good when the time is right.
    Keep at it, recovery takes persistence!

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