I’m a long way postop, over 21 months. The early part of my rehab was pretty fast, and my leg has felt nice and strong for over a year. Still, I took my sweet time going back to basketball.
Yesterday, I had an appointment with a doctor who specializes in ultrasound exams of healing ligaments and tendons. The appointment started in a funny way. He asked me to stand on my toes, both feet, no problem. Then he wanted me to stand on the toes of my once-injured foot. Heck with this, I thought, I’ll cut to the chase and show him what I can do. I hopped a few times as high as I could on my good foot, then the other, same height. He got the point, and that was the end of his assessment of my rehab. He said the ultrasound looked great on both sides, no evident areas of weakness at all.
So, to celebrate, I played some basketball today. It certainly wasn’t as competitive a game as I used to play in, and I took it pretty easy, but it was great fun, nevertheless. I didn’t think about my tendon once the whole time. As my body and brain shake off their rust, I hope I can can get back to my old, more competitive game.
Keep healing, everybody,
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