This morning I saw my doctor again.  I was supposed to  wait until today to wear two shoes but I started yesterday. He said my tendon was healed so now I need to work on strength.  He thinks it will be two to six months, leaning towards the six, before I run again.  He did [...]

two shoes!

January 29, 2012 | 28 Comments

I wore two shoes today.  It was great.  I did not have much pain and made it most of the day. I bought a pair of Dansko’s this afternoon.

Wobble board

January 23, 2012 | 16 Comments

I see my doctor next Monday but this morning my PT decided to see how I would do on the wobble board - standing on the wobble board, not sitting and just moving my foot around like I have been. I made it without pain. I also did a set of squats with the balance [...]


January 16, 2012 | 18 Comments

This morning my PT told me to go to FWB.  She said if something happened I could always go back to crutches but she really thought I was ready to move on.  The brief bit of swelling last week was most likely due to the stair climb.  I am not quite ready for stairs yet [...]


January 13, 2012 | 12 Comments

It has been two weeks since I went into the boot and onto crutches.  My doctor said 2-3 weeks to FWB.  I may have been a bit overenthusiastic.  My ankle was a bit swollen last night and is again tonight.  I went back to the crutches today.  Yesterday I was stuck at a place where [...]

Another step forward

January 7, 2012 | 16 Comments

My doctor said it is ok for the PT to have me start trying to balance on my foot as long as it does not hurt.  We’ll see how it goes.
I asked the PT why she was massaging the scars and she explained that if they are not broken up then they stick to what [...]

First time the PT massaged the scars was today. Man that hurts. Like other people write, I know you understand. I just get blank looks from other people.

First swim

January 2, 2012 | 26 Comments

I just got back from my first swim since before surgery. It was wonderful. The upper body work is paying off in my stroke. I was slow today but I wanted to take it easy the first time. It is so good to be back in the pool. swi