Finally get to start running … slowly :)

Yesterday was my first try at running again. For the next month I alternate running for 15 minutes max one day with walking for 1/2 hour the next day. The first time out I ran for maybe 6 minutes, alternating running and walking as my foot and lung capacity could handle it. [...]

Still have an inflamed heel bone

Saw my doc for a follow up on my heel.  He showed me the MRI and the heel bone definitely does not look like the surrounding bone.  In one view good bone shows as black, but my heel bone shows as white due to the inflammation.  I still have pain from relatively low impact activities [...]

A walk into the canyon

I did my run/walk PT in the neighborhood today. Was back to doing 1 min walk/1 min run since that was what the foot told me to do. Last weekend I was up to about 1 min walk/90 sec run but it wasn’t painless. I really detest just running so as a [...]

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 [...]

My foot at week 9

I figured I should share a picture of my foot since I haven’t shown how it looks since the sutures were removed.  It’s a little swollen tonight since it’s the end of the day and I haven’t elevated it much all day.  Here is my foot with the silicon sheet on.  This is to reduce [...]

A 2 footed shower!

OK - so I take joys in the simple things in life My doc said I could shower on 2 feet if I wore a croc with a heel lift on my right foot. My foot/ankle/leg finally felt strong enough last night so I abandoned our guest bath/shower with the grab bars [...]