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Filed under: Uncategorized — dreams at 5:45 pm on Sunday, April 11, 2010

After 17 weeks of waiting for my wound to completely heal I was switched over to a new surgeon (the ankle and foot specialist who was on maternity leave after my first surgery).  It took her one appointment to suggest a second surgery to clean out the scar tissue…do some exploring…and try to find out why I wasn’t healing.  I am now just over 4 weeks past that second surgery, and wow…what a different experience it has been.  The wound has healed over (although I am still a little cautious as the skin over one section seems to be thin and weak), and I finally got to go back to PT on Friday.  I expected to have taken a few giant steps back, but much to my surprise I hadn’t lost any flexibility, and I lost very little strength.  I actually found it easier to do some of the exercises because I didn’t have the wound pain stopping me.

Here’s where the mixed emotions part steps in…I am delighted to be back on track, but a bit irked that it took 17 weeks to do something that seemed to put me back on so quickly.  I, however, have resigned myself to not looking back.  I plan on taking where I am and only thinking ahead.

The second weekend in June is a local 10 mile run/walk.  I have always wanted to walk the course, and last year although the physically completing the walk would have been fairly easy last year, I blew it off because I wanted to relax at the end of a long school year.  This year I think the challenge is great enough to make the reward enough to go after.  I have given myself a month to make the decision.  I have gotten back into the gym with some recumbent biking,  and work on the cross-trainer.  My next goal is the treadmill…one step at a time…literally.

Deanne (aka DREAMS)

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Comment by josher47

April 11, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

You can do it. Start on the treadmill and gradually work your way up. Also, walk (or run)outside occasionally just to get used to it.

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