I just finished a rubber band workout and boy, is my calf muscle swole! Here is the latest picture.
Ok, so it is still tiny. It is strong enough to hit the gas and brake though! Yeah, I started driving this week. I was amazed at how natural it felt after so long. I drive a manual and thought that the gas / clutch modulation would give me problems, but it was fine. Hard braking was not an issue either.
The home workouts have been going well. I stretch all four directions, spell the alphabet, move the towel around on the floor, and finish with the rubber band workouts in all four directions. I spent a couple of days on the weakest band, but quickly moved to the most difficult.
I was getting cocky so I tried the hardest band with my good leg and it was super easy, so that brought me down a notch. I’m still getting some swelling at the end of the day, but a good night’s sleep takes care of that.
It is very stiff in the morning when I strap on the boot, but after a few minutes it warms up and I can walk pretty fast. I’m scheduled to ditch the boot for good on Friday. The few time’s I’ve cheated with two shoes have felt great. It’s nice to have aligned hips again.