I’m Free!!

Posted on August 30th, 2012 in Uncategorized by joan

Yesterday, exactly 14 weeks after surgery for a full ATR, I was released from Physical therapy.

My PT has determined that I have met all of my goals and there is nothing that we can work on together, that I can’t do by myself at home.

My range of motion is only off 1 or 2 degrees from my good foot, I can balance one legged for an extended amount of time on the squishy pad, and am walking 3 miles a couple of times a week (going to bump it up to 4 this weekend).

I still swell up, get stiff and achy and my one legged heel lifts are not very good (but my tip toe walking is going well).  But, these are things that are just going to take time and work at home.

In a couple of weeks, I will see my surgeon for the final evaluation.  I’m sure he will release me from care also.

I hope I never see the inside of that clinic again.


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  1. eva10 said,

    on August 30th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Congrats Joan!!! That’s wonderful news…soooo happy for you! :)

  2. mcdarling said,

    on August 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Congratulations! A quick question - what do you do about the swelling you are still dealing with at 14 weeks?

  3. fitnessfreak651 said,

    on August 30th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I am very happy yo hear you are making such good progress. I know i will be stocked if i can walk pain free in 14 weeks. I feel like jerk asking this but i just signed up and i can not figure out for the life of me how to blog. In my profile it asked for a web site AIM and the such do i need to join one of those and create a blog someplace else and link it to this sight or something?

  4. Debbie said,

    on August 31st, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Congratulations!!!!! I’m so happy, and envious, for you. I had my Achilles Tendon fixed when I had other foot surgery done, and I have meltdowns so easily because of my limited life now. Sometimes, I think it’s too much to bear.

    I am waiting anxiously for the day when I can say, “I’m Free!!!”

  5. Hala said,

    on August 31st, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    You’ve done really well Joan, I’m 17 weeks post rupture and not as far on as you. Do keep us updated on how it goes from here…. :-)

  6. Kimjax said,

    on August 31st, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Awesome, Joan! Congrats!

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