Two Shoes 2/21/2012

February 26, 2012

Feb. 21, I was taken out of my boot for good and allowed in 2 shoes. I will wear a brace when working and officiating initially. I am now encouraged by my surgeon to do as many 2 legged toes raises as I can. PT has given me a routine with a number of sets of toes raises. I am also supposed to do toe raises with both legs at the same time but then lower myself on just my left(surgical tendon). This will strengthen and stretch the soleus calf muscle as well as help the gastroc. i am cleared to walk and start jogging slowley with a heel lift in as tolerated. My weight lifting is also as tolerated, except for the squats and leg press. I am allowed initially to leg press up to 130 pounds with my surgical ankle, and no more than 260 to 300 with both legs for this first week, then I can advance as tolerated. I now only see PT once a week for massage and stretching. I do my own pool therapy now that I am transitioned to dry land.

For all that are interested, start your pool therapy as early as your surgeon or PT allows. You. will make great strides by doing this.

I look forward to being ready to start officiating college baseball next month in AZ, 13 weeks post op for my achilles repair and transplant. The surgeon and PT staff have been very aggressive in rehab and it has paid off. My surgeon see’s no reason why I won’t be ready to fly out March 18 and start march 19. We will have 2 more Dr.’s appointments and he will sign off on the last one just a few days before I leave. I am hoping this wil happen. Hard work, doing it the right way and by the book as laid down by PT and the Dr. hopefully will pay off.

Keep the faith.

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  • 1. Janus  |  February 26th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Excellent news!

  • 2. mljackson60  |  February 26th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Congratulations! I second the pool therapy. I think it has really helped my progress.

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