18 Weeks Down!

Well, I continue to see vast improvements in recovery. Just a couple weeks ago the thought of completing a single legged calf raise seemed rather bleak, but as of today I am very close to completing a single legged calf raise. I have been rollerblading on a daily basis the last few weeks as well as adding in the bike and elliptical. .

I’m really hoping that I can get back to jogging in the next couple months and hopefully complete a 5k run sometime next spring to mark the recovery process as complete! Here’s to starting the ball season on time!

Here’s to wishing everyone a quick and speedy recovery!!


#1 Hala on 10.03.12 at 10:18 AM

Sounds as if you’re doing well Eva. At 23 weeks I’m still a way off single calf raises but sounds like there’s hope :-). The roller blading sounds good, do you think it has helped? I was wondering whether to try ice skating but scared it will be a disaster as I’m not very good, can just about go round the rink….

#2 Adam on 10.03.12 at 11:48 AM

Im about a week behind you. Do you still have any pain when you walk.. i still get it from time to time, wondering if you or anyone experiences the same??

#3 eva10 on 10.03.12 at 11:50 AM

Hey Hala! There is definitely hope! I can assure you :)

I do believe the blading helped me significantly. The boot keeps the AT safe, but definitely works the rest of the leg as well as engaging the AT somewhat in a safe manner. I will be going ice skating, but I would suggest starting with blades if possible. My hesitation with ice skates initially was the foot strength required to make a quick stop. I believe I won’t have any issues now, but I know the first time out on rollerblades was a little wobbly at first as my left leg was considerably weaker. It seems to have leveled off some, so I will be trying ice skating in the near future.

I know my PT told me to make sure I did not wear figure skates. Figure skates put a lot of stain on the AT when you push off, where as hockey skates promote more of a hip action.

Hope this helps Hala!

#4 eva10 on 10.03.12 at 1:43 PM

Hey Adam, I wouldn’t say I have ‘pain’ but I do have a bit of discomfort. I like to think of it as my body’s reminder not to do anything stupid. :)

#5 pauls on 10.05.12 at 1:57 PM

Sounds good! Just had a PT session this morning. I can do a single calf raise up about 1″ which I am soooo happy about at my stage of recovery! I hope to by 18weeks to be able to complete a full single calf raise!

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