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Archive for April, 2010

1st PT session…kinda lame.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 22, 2010 by fayshan21

So I am officially a “boring” case; says my PT.  My dorsiflexion is at 13 (good foot 15), eversion is lower cuz of the swelling. She was surprised at how much strength and flexibility I have. She also said that she has only had men ruptures and they are all in their late 30’s and 40’s. I guess being an active chick in her 20’s has an advantage or 2! I have to do single leg balance (barefoot), dorsiflexion with band and this other crazy exercise. I bought a pair of “fitflops” and a pair of backless gym shoes. One spot of my scar (near the bottom) isn’t healing so well, but otherwise the back of the shoes doesn’t bother it…. Any suggestions on that? my doc said that my body may be rejecting the  internal suture. i just think my shoes have been rubbin too much. Spent the whole day in shoes, feels fine. Then tripped on the dog going up the stairs and damn near died!! My ankle is super achy but no rerupture. Geez what a scare!!! My swelling isn’t too bad. My ankle is really hot but I’m keepin it elevated and iced at the end of the night.  Im feeling fabulous and have decided to start training for competition in October. Now, I know that I need to take the left leg slow, and its going to build differently. I am not pushing it, I’m having my associates help me out so as to not push myself too hard. I feel i need to have a goal. If i don’t have a goal I’m going to keep gettin soft.  Anywhoo, hope all of you are well and feeling good and staying positive!!! muah!

Officially 2 shoes!!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by fayshan21

Had my 7 week appointment yesterday and doc wants me in 2 shoes as much as possible. He said it was going to hurt, I would swell, I would be sore but to get past it and go! Walked around from 2pm til bedtime in my shoes and oh boy am I feelin it! The ankle is like what? You want me to support you now? I am going to get on the bike cuz my gimpy limp is not too good for the hips! I think I will transfer to boot by the end of the day cuz i’ll be really hurtin!!! Feels good to have the air hit my calf! Everyday a new adventure!!!

Wow 7 weeks post ATR!!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2010 by fayshan21

I can’t believe its been almost 2 month! I’m still in the boot but able to walk with all my weight on it. The boot is killing my heel and irritating the heck out of it… I am feeling so good tho. I have my 7 week post-op appointment  on tuesday and i start transitioning to 2 shoes! I’m very excited about that. Im delayed on my pt cuz the 2 i want to go to aren’t fitting with my schedule… So next week it is. I’m going to get in the pool starting next week cuz I need some cardio!!! I’m looking forward to the painful sessions of rehab…very curious. So thats about it! Hope all of you are doing well!!!

Happy healing!