12 week marker.

Just thought I’d put a quick post out as it’s been over 2 weeks since my last one. I’m trying to get my calf strength back up now with various stretches and heel raises. My ‘bad’ leg still feels really weak but I do feel like I’m getting back to some sort of normality now. I’ve been driving for 2 weeks and have found out the hard way that I CAN do an emergency stop! I haven’t missed the idiots on the roads!!! Anyway, great to have my independence back . The tendon still looks pretty grim compared to my good one, as it’s all swollen and looks shocking but I’m starting to get used to it. Taking it one step at a time, it’s easy to get carried away and think you’re out of the woods and you can do anything so just reigning myself in and I have been sensible and so far…….so good. Just wish i could get rid of this limp - any tips gang????

4 Responses to “12 week marker.”

  1. for the limp, I started as well the stretches and heel raises. focusing intently on heel down and toe-off when walking will help, too, or at least has helped for me. if you have access to a treadmill, walking on the treadmill will help, since it pretty much forces you to walk “normally”. lots of ankle exercises with a Theraband might help, a lot of the weakness in my bad leg is caused by my floppy ankle : )

  2. I limp when I’m tired and have to remind myself to heel/ toe/ roll. I also exercise with the Theraband. Try sitting with weights on your knees and doing some heel raises. I feel like I’ve been limping for an eternity and I hate trying to keep up with the group(like going to dinner or something) It will come…right? I’m a little further along but have similar observations. All the large milestones are in the past now. We just have to keep working!

  3. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog, I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  4. Thanks for the kind words Sophie xxx

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