Quote of the Day:
my body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline….michael jordan
So, It’s been officially 12 weeks since “the incident”. People keep telling me how fast it seems to have gone by…LOL Are you kidding me! It seems like forever. I will agree that some of it is fading into the background…but it’s been a long haul.
I was at physio today and they let me skip my 5 minutes on the exercise bike…..LOL..I asked them what the point was because I’m already doing 25-30 min at the gym or some other cardio machine plus I have been doing spin classes. The spin classes are going well although standing is difficult and hurts…but each time I go I try and stand a little longer…..the hardest part is trusting the AT repair. In the back of my mind I hear that snap.
I am now doing 40 heel raises (two leg) still….ok…I know it’s only been a week but I have asked when I can do the ones where your heels hang off something and then you raise. My PT hates me I think….I keep asking “when can I” . I am also chasing down the elusive 1 leg heel raise….gotta have goals and that’s one of mine. I am using the leg press machine and do each leg individually so that the AT leg is forced to work. I pressed 90 lbs with the AT leg. I have increased the weight on my dead lifts and squats and I’m now doing squats using a 40lb bar(before the ATR I was doing 110 lbs) and straight leg dead lifts using 45 lbs. I could use heavier but it’s more of a balance issue at the moment as the AT leg still wants to let good leg do all the work but it’s coming along well. I still can’t do lunges back and front…but tonight I am going to try lateral lunges with weight….I tested those out the other day. My PT has said that I can now put two feet on the ground to do my pushups but I may stick with one leg for those as it’s harder and better for my core. I cannot wait for the day when I can do a cardio kickbox class.
I’m amazed at how much the swelling has gone down….I saw an ankle bone the other day….since my reflexology massage…even the pain is less and I’m walking much better….although when I try to take my usual long stride my AT leg says “nope”….stairs are still awkward but the other day I was going down and almost forgot about AT….it’s weird how you can forget and be normal. Things do happen though, to remind you that you are still not recovered…..like cats sneaking out to fight with other cats and you have to go tearing out of your house in your bathrobe and bare feet in freezing weather to chase your idiotic cat and you realize you can’t run…….so the whole time you are hoping your cat just stands still until you can reach her. My cat and my AT survived.
With Friday being a holiday, I thought for sure I would have to do my Friday physio on Thursdaybecause that’s what happened the last time but they excused me so I only had to go 2x this week….I’m assuming it’s because of my progress.
I picked up a gel pack so that I can ice at work and that seems to be helping quite a bit.
All in all, it’s going well and….for all you ladies….I did sneak and where sexy heels one day….my feet were so excited!!!
Have a wonderful day everyone and happy healing