7 3/4 months doctors appt

Saw my doc today and he said I’m doing well. He again said he had no explanation for why my right foot healed so quickly - LOL! He said my left foot is more normal though the fact that I can already do one legged heal lifts already is actually ahead of schedule. [...]

PT appt #8 - 7 months since surgery

Saw my PT today. He said my barefoot walking was noticeably better and I demonstrated that I’m doing unassisted, 1 footed heel lifts now. My left foot flexibility is still 1cm less than my right foot so I need to focus more on flexibility. I’ve already begun hanging my heel down from [...]

Making some definite progress - woohoo!

I’m doing 30 unassisted heel lifts now, I walk almost normal in bare feet, I can walk on my toes (though I can definitely feel that my left achilles is weaker). I have a PT appt on Thursday so I expect to get some jumping exercises this time around!
I started making progress after I [...]

A week of walking and standing in Tucson makes for an unhappy achilles :(

This is the time of year for the gem show in Tucson. I make my annual trek there to stock up on gems and findings needed for my jewelry design business. I have to say my foot definitely got annoyed since I was basically on my feet from about 8AM to 6 or [...]

PT appt #7 - 6 months since surgery

Went to PT today and I’m just about where I was at just after Christmas. Now that I figured out how to tell when I’m overdoing it I can stop doing that. My PT felt around my foot/calf and the only area that feels different and painful is the back of the heel [...]

A very weird difference in the healing between right and left feet

I’m still working to get back to the strength level I had before Christmas. A visit with my doc where he had me do an unassisted heel raise when the foot was NOT ready for it set me back quite a bit. I had done a couple of those in PT about a [...]

PT appt #6 - 5 months since surgery

Saw my PT today and told him about the bone bit in my heel. He was pretty amazed - LOL! He was happy that bump was quite a bit smaller now. We discussed my slllooowwwwww progress. He said I’m either over-doing it, not doing enough or something is wrong. He [...]

Doctors Appt - week 20

After finding the bump on my heel that was quite inflamed I accelerated my 1/8 appt to today. When my doctor emailed me that he thought a suture might have been left in I went ahead and squeezed the bump and this time I got a hard little bit of something out. [...]

PT appt #5 (about 4 months)

I complained to my PT guy that my progress hasn’t been as fast as I think it should be this time around and he said that was to be expected since it kept getting annoyed due to over use …. sigh!!!! However he did have me do an unassisted heel raise while there - [...]

PT appt #4 (about 3.5 months post-surgery)

Well my hubby was out of town for a week and I had to cook for me and the dog (he has kidney issues and a handmade diet keeps his kidney numbers in the normal range), walk the dogs, go to the store, run all the errands and do some yard work. I have [...]