Dec 02 2010

19 weeks, don’t come back!

Published by elsurfer at 10:04 pm under Uncategorized

15 minutes til 9a.m. my meeting reminder goes off and I rush over to the Dr.’s office for my follow up appointment at 9. Sit around for a while, Dr. comes in, asks a few questions about pain, exercises I’m doing etc. I tell him it’s all pretty good, except for some calcaneous pain behind the heel, stiffness after sitting for a while, and thickness. He says it’s all typical and I’m on track. Full recovery at about 1 year for calf strength. I’m optimistic about getting full strength sooner, but know that reality is he’s right and that it’s a really slow process. We shake hands and I’m not to come back unless I have any issue or questions.

It was bittersweet to pay my last $25 co-pay, hey it’s $25 bucks, but it’s my last one. (all my other Dr.visits that weren’t PT were covered under the entire “procedure”).

More on the thickness and pain behind the heel which I asked about. Apparently after surgery, everything heels in a big glob/ball of scar tissue, which of course is what the thickness is all about. The heel pain he says, is caused by the stretching and molding of the AT and sheath at work. The thickness will go down “a little” as things stretch and work themselves out.

The “bump” on the back of the heel won’t go away. (I’ll post a pic or two of my scar and thickness to this post shortly).

3 Responses to “19 weeks, don’t come back!”

  1. larryloveon 02 Dec 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Hey bro, since we are a few weeks apart, I have followed you all along…..I saw your last video and I must say I am jealous…..Damn looking leaps and bounds ahead of me. Keep up the good work!!!

  2. dennison 02 Dec 2010 at 10:11 pm

    elsurfer - yes, the thickness and the bump near the heel is still there for me too. It’s gone down a bit, but still there are some shoes that I can’t wear. I’ve bought these heel pads that helps with some shoes, but there is this nice Timberland hiking boots that I bought before the injury. I still can’t wear them, and I can’t get myself to give them away. :)

  3. gqsmoove7on 12 Dec 2010 at 8:30 am

    awsome bro, looking at your vids inspire me to work twice as hard, keep up the great work & look forward to more posts.


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