Today I had my 16 week checkup with Dr. C., it was a quick evaluation and everything is looking great. He asked if I had question about my timeline for participating in any specific sports. I inquired about downhill and cross-country skiing. He cleared me for both come January. He said to take the run difficulty down a level on the downhill skiing.
Dr. C. indicated I did not need to see him again, unless down the road I felt things were not progressing. He said another week or two of PT, followed by an exercise program, and I should be good to go. I am past the key risk point for re-rupture, and he expects continued steady progress from this point forward. It takes a year or longer to regain the calf size/strength…and sometimes it never fully returns to size. Hey, what’s a few centimeters?
I actually played a couple of holes of golf on Thanksgiving day in Michigan…it felt great just be out there on the course, even though it was 45 degrees. I also played football and baseball with the kids over the weekend…making progress towards getting back to ‘normal.’ My wife saw me walking around the house yesterday, and commented on how I’m back….it’s been 4 month!