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1 year…

November 30th, 2010 by marina

…or 12 months after surgery. Here I am, finishing my first lap of the race. I don’t know how many left to the checkered flag, but I really really hope I won’t have to suffer a pit stop!

Technically, I can do a lot of things. Single heel raises is not a problem anymore, but still not that high as I’d wish. I play basketball quite easily, but I don’t think I’ll ever play as I used to and that’s not because I hold myself, but because my tendon won’t follow me sometimes. I had a small accident when I first played in my mid basketball shoes, they hurt my skin exactly on the scar, got a small bubble which then opened and couldn’t even walk on shoes. Anyway, I’ve found a solution, I’m now only playing in my low Jordans. I can’t wear high heels. I limped when I tried. I know all these are a matter of strength, but I just can’t do much at home anymore, I’m playing 4 days per week, I work, I haven’t got much time to do everything anymore.

Aesthetically, my calf is looking much much more better than it used to several months ago. It’s going up, but not as fast as I expected. Or wanted.. I hate the fact that I don’t want to expose my calves.

Generally, and despite above and other small problems, I am happy to enjoy my old habits again!

Wish every one of you a happy healing, all will go well :)

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  1. elsurfer said,

    on November 30th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Great to hear that things are pretty normal after 1 year. Especially that heel raises are pretty easy for you. Having the weakness that I have it feels like I’ll never get there (I’m at 4.5 months). Also great to hear that you’re playing 4 days of b-ball per day. Even during my best days, could I ever play more than two a week.
    I hope to gain that confidence again.

    Thanks for the post -L

  2. elsurfer said,

    on November 30th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Great to hear that things are pretty normal after 1 year. Especially that heel raises are pretty easy for you. Having the weakness that I have it feels like I’ll never get there (I’m at 4.5 months). Also great to hear that you’re playing 4 days of b-ball per day. Even during my best days, could I ever play more than two a week.
    I hope to gain that confidence again.

    Thanks for the update and post -L

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