I am not making this up: we’ve lived in our home 18 years and rarely find a bug. This morning, a week after the pest guy was here, hubby woke up to a monster roach crawling on his leg. He jumped out of bed, and it crossed my mind that if I’d done that without my boot, it could have been trouble. One hour later, sitting downstairs in a chair with boot off, a ROACH crawls up my leg! I swished it away, and the dang thing crawled up my shorts!! I freaked out, jumped out of the chair and landed on one barefoot - the injured one. Hubby saw it happening, jumped out of his chair with his coffee, which promptly flew all over my laptop keyboard. The roach then jumped out of my shorts and hubby killed it. I just stood there trying to figure out if I had re-ruptured my tendon or not - it all happened so fast and it was just pure reaction…
I didn’t feel much pain when I did this the first time - so it was very scary. The Thompson test never works for me - so I just moved it up and down and it looks like everything is working and still tight. sigh.
Doc called later today and said no getting out of the boot till 10 weeks and I’m not arguing. Who would have thought such a stupid thing could have put me back to square one - I was so mad at myself! On another note, I guess the AT is doing ok since I jumped onto it and it held…(I hope!)
Doc also said that I couldn’t do 10 degrees DF until 10 weeks - my PT has already forced it to 14 - whoops. At least I won’t have any more forced pushing on my foot (which they promise won’t break the AT) I can only get about 3 up on my own. He did say I could do 0-10 ROM on the hinge, so I’ll try that this evening.
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