Saw the doctor at 9 weeks

I went to the doctor yesterday.  She said I was making good progress but because it has only been 2 months since the injury I should be very careful, because twisting my ankle or a misstep would not be good.  So in her opinion I should wear the boot to avoid that happening.  She also said I was too concerned with muscle atrophy because the muscle will recover when I return to normal activity.   I said, I think wearing the boot at this point would be a step backward,  but noted her concern and agreed that I need to be hyper vigilant and super cautious these next few weeks especially.  The med student said I need to be able to raise up on both toes and then come down and stand on my heels with toes lifted 20 times before I should return to sports activity.  I cannot do that but it seems like a good exercise to start doing.

I can’t do that but last night I went…dancing.  That’s right uh-huh.  I had my cane dancing too.  And today I feel fine.  I only stayed on the floor for two songs at a time but I went out there a few times.  My Mom would say I was pushing it but it felt okay.  My limp is less pronounced which must mean I am able to push off more on my injured side.

I love this site because it has given me the confidence to listen to my body and let me know that everyone recovers at their own pace.   And given me the ability to push the limits while using reasonable restraint.

One Response to “Saw the doctor at 9 weeks”

  1. Dancing! Nice work. Do be careful . . . it would be pretty horrible at this point to re-rupture. I’m 8 weeks post-op, so not far behind you, but don’t have permission to get out of the boot yet. Sigh.

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