10 weeks in and trouble free

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I suppose its cause I’ve been getting back in to a fairly normal routine with work and my social life. 10 weeks in and I’m not feeling too bad, still in the boot (with my ankle set at 10 degrees) but I hope that will be removed soon. Still using crutches, 2 for longer journeys, 1 around the office and at home I can get around without (which has been great, being able to get and carry your own coffee in the morning is something I’ve missed)

Had a couple of PT sessions since my last post. The first was good, the physio took measurements of how far I could flex my ankle in all directions, she was a little surprised with my ROM, she also got me on the stationary bike and asked me to pedal for a few minutes. Having not done any cardio in weeks I asked if I could stay on a little longer, which wasn’t a problem just had to let them know if I felt any pain. So after a nice 40min ride at a decent resistance I “hopped” off the bike with no pain but a bit of swelling so I was put in a full leg pressure cast that massaged my entire leg. Second PT session was more of the same with the addition of some calf work with resistance bands (same exercises they’ve asked me to do at home twice a day).

I guess that’s it for now. Just happy that I’ve reached a level of normalcy even though I’m still in the boot. Wishing everyone well in his or her recoveries.


3 Comments so far

  1. MaryK on January 21st, 2010

    I’m 9 weeks and still in the boot, too. But I agree, everything is relative. Being in the boot but only one or no crutches is real progress and means much more independence. Get better every day!

  2. diane on January 21st, 2010

    I agree, I’m at 10 weeks as well and still have the boot but no crutches indoors and it is amazing how much having the use of both of my hands back again has improved my spirits.

  3. normofthenorth on January 22nd, 2010

    I’ve gone the non-surgical quick-physio route. I’m just at 6 weeks since the boot arrived (which was 2 days post-injury). I’ve tossed away the crutches over a week ago, and I started misplacing the cane several days ago. Yesterday I just stopped using the cane.

    I couldn’t agree more: it’s amazing what a blessing it is to be able to carry something in your hands from one place to another!! The able-bodies just don’t appreciate it!

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