9 weeks post-op

It has been 9 weeks since surgery. I feel like I am making a bit of progress everyday.¬† I have been using a stationary bike for 10-15 minutes¬† and doing some gentle calf strengthening exercises most days. Lately I’m working on balancing on my injured foot while raising the "good" leg to the front, the side and the back. all those stabilizing muscles/tendons need strengthening! Tomorrow is definitely a rest day! I am so anxious to get back to "normal", but I’m finally feeling like I can make it through this! My boyfriend and I signed up to run the AirForce half marathon in September. If I can’t run the whole thing he said he’d walk with me and hold my hand. :) That brought tears to my eyes, especially considering that I have been injured for half of our relationship. He may be a keeper!

I’ve attached a picture of my calves, not sure if it will come through. This is the first time I have seen them side by side in a photo. I can definitely see a difference between the two but not as drastic as I thought it would be. The ankles do look like they don’t belong to the same person though!

2 Comments »

  1. mljackson60 Said:

    on January 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    It sounds like you are making progress. Great!

  2. rosethorn Said:

    on January 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Yay! A good boyfriend makes all the difference in the world with an injury like this :) Congratulations on being able to do so much already. I’m in week 35 technically, but 5 weeks post-op and it’s slow going. Keep up the good work!

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