2nd Post Op

December 13th, 2018

9 weeks and 1 day today! I had my second post op with the PA and I got a good report card! She was pleased with the incision site which has very little scar tissue build up. Some that needs to be massaged out but not horrible. She was really pleased with my range of motion and my dorsiflexion. She said to ditch the boot and join the 2 shoes club! And I get to drive! And I can go to the gym! She said most of the stuff at the gym was okay at this point, but to be smart about it. Build up slowly and take it easy on the resistance when doing things like the elliptical and the bike. The only thing she definitely wants to hold off on is jogging/running. Not for another 3 months at least. I can walk on the treadmill but that’s it. I’m okay with that. She said to tell my PT guy that he’s doing a great job and to keep hitting the PT hard. Yes Ma’am!

So I immediately Ubered back home and jumped in the car. I did a quick trip to the sporting goods store to buy a new pair of sweatpants. The ones I have are ripped and I was feeling a little white trashy at physical therapy. All done in two running shoes. I’m still walking incredibly slow and with a limp, but I don’t care. I know that will get better slowly with time. And the limp is from tightness not pain! Can I tell you how wonderful that is? First time in at least 3 years I’m walking without pain in my right heel. Well, we’ll see how sore my achilles is tomorrow since this is the most non-boot walking I’ve done up to this point.

Next appointment 3 months from now (around the 6 month mark) with the actual doctor this time. Now if I can just avoid doing anything stupid in the next couple months I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I know…a very long 12 month tunnel, but a light nonetheless.

    I’m a 48 year old gal that loves to run, hike with my dog and do yoga. I am constantly on the go and have a hard time sitting still. This injury is slowly killing me.
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