Six months after surgery

This week marks six months since my surgery, and I’m very grateful for the progress.

I plan to play golf for the first time next week (it’s too wet here to play this week), although it will be some time before I can walk the course. I’ve been to the driving range a few times, and it feels great. I remember the day I was injured - I tried taking a make-believe golf swing and fell over - that convinced me I would need surgery.

I can’t run yet. My PT told me I can start running when I can do 20 calf raises using only the injured leg. I can do many on both legs, but can’t yet do a single one on the injured side. I’ve been going to the gym, using their seated calf raise machine to build up the injured leg. I think that’s the last piece of the puzzle, but it may take several more months of work. I can walk with hardly a trace of a limp, and my walking endurance is increasing steadily.

I can’t wait to be back to 100%, but I’m very happy with the progress to date.

Also, I want to say thanks to the folks who run this blog. It has been very helpful and informative, especially in those dark days right after the injury.

One Response to “Six months after surgery”

  1. Congrats on your progress howard. Keep doing both, adding more weight, and soon you will be doing one! I can’t wait to be 100% either, but it’s a long road. The important thing is to be making a little progress every day, and we will get there soon!

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