Week 15 update

It’s amazing how fast the time goes.  I first stepped into the boot at week 4 and now I’m ready to start jogging in a few days. Memorial Day (May 25) was the first day I tried to do toe raises in a pool. I had to be in shoulder deep water just to be able to do a few partial one, now I can do sets of 20 with full extension in knee deep water and sets of 10 (using 1 finger for balance and a little help) out of the pool. The swelling, which was a little annoying if I stayed on my feet for more than a workday, is only minimal now even if I’m on my feet for 16+ hrs. I pretty much have the OK to do everything but run and jump. I can walk at a 15min/mile pace, do all my leg workouts, golf and even bumped the volleyball around on the beach with no problem. The doctor said I can start jogging at 16 weeks and if all goes well they’ll release me at 5 months instead of the normal 6 months. I still go to PT but have cut down from 3x/week initially to 2x/week after a month to 1x/week now.  With my insurance, I still had to pay 20% of the cost and my own workouts were 3x-4x harder than what I was doing at PT. Once the massage and ultrasound treatments stopped, I found that my time (and money) were better spent using the PT as a resource for exercises. I told her it was my job to push my recovery along as fast I could and it was her job to reign me in when I got to far ahead of myself. That relationship has worked well but I’ve also been pretty good about following their aggressive protocols.  Hopefully the next 4 months will go as smoothly as the first 4 did, but I think it’ll be a lot more work to get back to 100% ….

2 Responses to “Week 15 update”

  1. Sounds like things are going great for you! Congrats! With your hard work I’m sure things will go even better during the next few months. Good Luck!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. Sounds like good targets to shoot for. Already doing pool toe raises but can’t do anything out of the water yet! Keep it up!

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