I am coming up to 12 weeks since the ATR struck, and I am in remarkably good shape. Last time I posted I was at the start of physio and cycling a bit. Since then I have been on two weeks holiday in Italy (which I spent mostly cast free), have officially been unlocked from the cast, have pseudo-cycled on a turbo about 200km, become the proud owner of a wobble board and been camping for three days, all I am delighted to say with no ill effects bar a blister the first time I put on dress shoes to go to work.
I can lift full body weight on the bad leg, am walking pretty much normally and ready for whatever the physio throws at me next. As I told him last week ‘It feels that good that if you told me I could start running tomorrow, I would go out and do it’. He told me I couldn’t do that though. Spoil sport.
So, still a way off from getting back on a football pitch or a basketball court, but making good progress. My left leg is still much smaller in the calf than my right, but the muscles are starting to remember what being a leg is all about and are coming back too.
I’ll try and get back to posting a bit. I have a two week business trip (which means two weeks of dull evenings in hotels) so I may become quite verbose in that period.
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