Well, I’m staying on track that’s for sure. I’m walking pretty well now with 00 aid. Sometimes I get pretty limpy but there are times in the day that I look like a normal person. Stationary bike is my best friend and I’m tackling the leg press too.
I’ve got the two legged calf raises down really good. I’m trying to transition to one legged which is difficult. The leg press is there to help, when I straighten my knee I can just push with my bad calf to simulate a calf raise with less weight. PT also has me going on the edge of the stair then doing a double calf raise and trying to come down on only one. I have to hold on to the rail to take off some of the weight but I’m getting better.
Stairs are funny. Going up is easy but coming down I’ve gotten creative. I just don’t have that ankle bend yet. My PT isn’t a big fan of ultrasound and prefers to literally scrape away at the scar tissue that has formed in the surgical area. It is DEFINITELY the most painful thing I’ve chosen to put myself through. He uses a piece of wood or something that is in the shape of a comb and honestly just scrapes away. It’s worth it though. The change in restriction is instantaneous. Now that my calf is activating he also went through and separated the muscles the other day… ugghhh. PAIN.
Oh, and my boot IS on my trophy shelf