It’s been awhile: 13 weeks post surgery

i recently realized that it’s been quite awhile since i have checked in.  this is mostly d/t the fact that i’ve been back at work for 5 weeks now, back on my feet, and therefore life has been MUCH busier lately, esp. w/the holidays.  at my 8 week post op was ok’d to start walking in 2 shoes and weening myself out of the boot… it probably took me 2 weeks or so to be done w/the boot.. i was still wearing it at work and also when i went to the gym.  i’m basically walking w/o a limp (when in shoes).. still have a pretty good limp in the AM when the AT is very tight, and also when barefoot.  at my 8 week appt the MD told me still no running or jumping for 2 more months, which i’m trying hard to follow, though it’s been hard as i really feel like my tendon is very strong and that it could probably stand up to the force from running, but last thing i want to do at this point is reinjure myself, so i’ll just try to be patient.  anyways, it’s funny looking back at when i first injured myself and what i was going through back then, to what things are like now.  my life’s basically back to “normal” other than i’m not playing any sports or anything… still hitting the gym 3 days a week for weights and also an hour of swimming each time.  the swimming has really been such a great thing in my recovery IMO and as i’ve said before, i would encourage ANYONE to get in the pool as soon as your doc OKs you too.  i have experienced NO ill effects from swimming, and it’s such good cardio.  for awhile i was worried about “healing long” but from what i understand from reading on this site, i should be out of the woods for that danger so will probably start stretching a little more agressively as i’d really like to try and get it loosened up. 

oh, after trying to get my doc to give me a referral for PT a # of times, and each time having him saying i really don’t need it,  i decided he might actually be right and began rehabbing it on my own.  the only thing i can’t do at this point is a one-legged heel raise..i can do 2 legged now, but feel as if i am FAR from 1 legged… oh well, something to work on.

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