Mar 12 2012


Whooo Hoooo….7 Weeks is The Bomb!!!!

Posted at 9:30 AM under Uncategorized

Recent update…Saw my Doc on Friday, (3/10/12). As he has previously planned, he wanted me to slowly start “weening” the crutches and go PWB with the walking boot. I informed him in a non-chalant sort of way that I had played with the PWB before this day. To his surprise, I had also told him that I wanted to be completely honest with him and informed him that I has also played with FWB before now. To my surprise, he was pleasantly surprised and then informed me I could have been PWB at 3 weeks given my healing process!!! Shut the Front Door!!! Are you kidding me….3 weeks???!!!

Needless to say, I WALKED out of his office and drove home contemplating my next two moves as any decent chess player would.  The first was to get into two shoes, (as the Doc ordered). I could not wait to get into a “pair” of running shoes. For my next move, I figured I would EASE into this rehab/PT slowly and not rush things. Take it easy, it will all come together, I had told myself. So, I went to the gym with my wife and proceeded to the upright cycles. I started to pedal, (with no resistance), and very little discomfort. Just took a minute to get used to. I added some resistance, pedaled some more. At mile 5, I was kicking at 85-90 RPM going through a HILLS course. At mile 10, I never looked back,  that is until me wife damn near yanked me off the thing. All in all, I cruised to 33 miles in two days and feel absolutely amazing. Slight swelling, which I expected, and humbly sat with my good friend Ice Bag while catching up on Spring Training Baseball.

I have waited two years to be pain free from exercising. That moment has arrived and I couldn’t be more appreciative of life. I know it sounds as though I’m rushing to move forward but the feeling of being able to move about freely is quite overwhelming.

Just couldn’t wait to share what a great weekend it was. There is light at the end of the tunnel for the folks just starting out. Count the days, I encourage it. You can’t stop time and to me, this is a beautiful thing. Good luck to all who are recovering and thanks for sharing in this great moment…

Rangers Lead the Way & Semper Fidelis!!!

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Whooo Hoooo….7 Weeks is The Bomb!!!!”

  1. Januson 12 Mar 2012 at 10:12 AM 1


  2. ryanbon 12 Mar 2012 at 11:50 AM 2

    Oorah! Great to hear that you’re making such good progress!

  3. walkelon 13 Mar 2012 at 10:34 AM 3

    I totally agree with you…..I never really followed the total immobility instructions and, because of that, my PT has been nothing short of amazed at all the things I’ve been able to do with my ATR leg so soon in the physio process. You have to listen to your own body and make the best decisions for yourself in conjunction with the expert opinions….Happy Healing!

  4. sharon o'connoron 26 Mar 2012 at 9:30 AM 4

    Hi guys,
    Me too, 7 wks today, 1 more wk till I get the boot. Practiced putting my weight on with just one crutch and it felt good. Family are panicking in case i overdue it, I’m quite nervous from time to time which is a good thing because i think us sporty people can be very competitive.
    Really looking forward to having a shower ( its always the small things in life).
    Keep the spirits up everone,


  5. HarleyLadyon 26 Mar 2012 at 2:33 PM 5

    Sharon, I would be real careful putting weight on foot w/cast. There is a good reason we go to a boot after cast, they’re build to distribute the weight and angle of foot to keep pressure off achilles. I started walking without boot on week 9 and broke it again. You don’t want to start over like I did. I’m on week 7 of cast now hoping to get boot in next week or 2. The last thing I will do is walk barefoot. Boot for a month then heel lifts.
    As for good shower, I have cast cover from CVS or Walgreens $15. and shower chair, hand held shower head, works great.
    You and I must have had surgery same day. Was yours a full tear? Dr said mine was like mop strings, 90%.
    Please don’t rush recovery guys!

  6. sharon o'connoron 26 Mar 2012 at 2:55 PM 6

    Thanks for the good advice, yes mine was a full tear, had surgery on 7th feb. This was 2 days after injury. Mop strings, you poor thing.
    You sound in good form,keep your spirits up


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