Jun 27 2009
Wow, this website posting area sure has changed since I last posted in January…looks great Dennis!!! Anyway, I actually had my one year surgery anniversary on June 4, but have hesitated to post because I was expecting to be able to do more by now and am a little embarrassed at the lack of my progress….oh well, I have found some strength today to admit, “outloud” where I’m at in this point of my recovery.
I have been checking in to see mostly the updates on people around my time of rupture…. I can’t believe that I was the 45th person to log into this awesome site, and now there are over 400 others who have joined since. Let’s start with the good first….the tingling and numbness, in my foot, that I had been experiencing has gone away! Now, for the not so great, but better than nothing…. I walk without a cane, but still slow and with a limp…the rest is pretty much the same as the last time I posted. Still wearing trainers/tennis shoes. I have a hard time walking for any period of time, without the ankle getting sore and tired. The scar is sore while stretching, and I get strange twinges of pain in and around the ankle occasionally. Mainly am depressed that I am limping and that’s what is causing me to not get very far walking-wise.. I am scared this is as good as it is going to get. I don’t want to accept a limp for the rest of my life because of this injury. Oh, and another thing that is a pain in the butt — I cannot walk barefoot. The foot is weak, and the scar stretches and hurts without the support. I wear crocs in the shower to support my foot, also. I need a shoe on for support so the ankle doesn’t hurt as much. Well, there you have it…I see so many positive posts and I hate to be a downer to those of you who are new, but everyone’s story is different, as is everyone’s healing process. I was excited to read a post today about how people can still see improvement 2-3 years down the road, so I’m hoping that I might just be expecting to much of my out of shape body to be fully recovered after one year….maybe the one year mark isn’t for everyone???
Thanks again, so much, Dennis for this site…so glad to see it grow. And to Marianne2, yep, I saw you :-), all the best to you!! Love to see all of you still posting at the one year mark….helps me to put things in perspective. Happy Anniversary to me :-) This July 2nd, I’ll be turning 51, and will actually be celebrating with a family party, unlike last year, when I turned 50, in bed with my leg elevated….woohoo!!!!