Eight months post-op

August 10th, 2016

hello!!! Been a while since I posted, partly because I’m so useless at remembering my passwords and secondly because I’ve started to do ‘normal’ stuff again and making up for lost time.

I know when I first started reading the blogs on this site I couldn’t imagine getting back to any sort of normality but the reality is, it does actually happen…I think the turning point for me came when I switched physio…having been told by my nhs physio at the beginning of May I was probably as ‘good as it gets! I made an appointment to see a private physio who had been recommended.  Oh my word, boy did the first session hurt, but I walked out feeling as if I was on air.

Two months since that first session, I’m now focussing on building strength back in my right leg, the limp has gone, tho I do have some pain in hip on occasions.  Because I needed a tendon transfer to repair rupture, my big toe still does not have much movement so lunges barefoot are awkward-anyone got any advice on how they retrained toe?

I’ve still got a way to go, I’m not yet running any distance, but every few days I cross something else off the list…even using an escalator on my own for the first time post-op felt like a huge achievement! .

At one stage I honestly didn’t think I’d get this far, but i’m learning to trust my instincts, and not beat myself up if I ache after a physio session so take it easy, I just make sure I always walk everyday at least.  I’ve got physio tomorrow, so just preparing for the session.

Good luck everyone and keep going


3 Responses to “Eight months post-op”

  1. Aanya on August 11, 2016 6:58 am

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  2. Erika Thomson on August 11, 2016 6:58 am

    How an Everyday Secret Can End Joint Pain ?
    If, like me, and most of us who… aren’t as young or as active as we used to be… you either suffer from joint pain or hope to be one of the very few people who avoids joint pain. And you probably have friends and loved ones who feel the same way… or are suffering themselves.
    Unfortunately, we’ve been taught that joint pain is a fundamental part of aging. And that dealing with joint pain is limited to treatments:
    • drugs with nasty side effects
    • painful and expensive surgery that may make your joint pain worse
    • blocking out large chunks of time (and co-pays) for courses of physical therapy
    And all of which never seem to really address the cause of the pain. Well, I’ve found part of the solution to my joint pain.
    This article by retired NBA player and joint pain relief expert, Jonathan Bender. This secret doesn’t take long, but it is kinda boring. It’s practically painless, but it is kinda boring.
    It is completely, absolutely safe, but it is kinda boring. It’s free…and you know what I’m going to say, so I won’t. And it may sound like magic, but it’s based on a great athlete’s intuitive, instinctive understanding of how your body really works.
    And every day I use this slightly boring secret, my pain levels have dropped and my comfort increased. I don’t just feel better, my life is better.
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  3. oscillot on August 13, 2016 5:45 pm

    What sort of treatments / exercises is the new physio doing that have made a difference?

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