Just figured I would pop in for a quick update. PT continues to go well - I have not been a good boy and am only getting there 1-2x/week instead of 3x/week like I am supposed to. As a result, I get winded and sore. It has just been difficult to reconcile a ridiculously busy work schedule with 90 minutes of PT 3x/week. Things are getting more sane at work so I am hoping to get one good hard push for the rest of PT.
In terms of PT, I am now jumping from a standing position onto a “box” 18″ high (which is miraculous given I don’t think I could get that far off the ground before the ATR…), doing rapid step-ups and “dot drill” jumping, lots of heel lifts, still lef presses (1 and 2 leg) and curls, of course the elliptical, etc. Working up to running on that treadmill. Probably 2 weeks away from taking that first run (which will be 2 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, etc.). The morning limp lasts a shorter amount of time and is less severe. Although the tightness is constantly there, I don’t “feel” the tendon most of the day. I have been able to do some projects around the house involving ladders and the like with no ill effects.
In the “when it rains it pours” category, I actually got an ingrown toe nail on the ATR foot. Thankfully, it was not too severe and that procedure is a BREEZE after going through the ATR repair!
All in all, I am finally starting to feel like I am close to putting this in the rear view mirror. I am actually looking forward to getting to the batting cages and, am I really saying this, playing softball again in the Spring. I will be taking it easy, trust me. I have NEVER been able to play any sport other that all-out (I blame my type A personality) so we will see if I can make that adjustment.
The memories of focusing on the day by day recovery from the early post-surgery days are fading fast. To all of you who are behind us in this marathon, you WILL get there. Keep working - all the early PT work has paid off for me big-time.
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