May 05 2012
I’m just a little past the 8-month (post surgery) mark.
Slow steady progress. I’m still a ways from 100%, but the strength continues to improve, and I can’t think of any activity that the injury would dictate I should avoid. I’m just not as strong or as fast as I should/could be, and there is still a strength deficit on my right side. I’ve been training pretty hard (a lot more cycling) the last couple of months, and am finally starting to see signs of some fitness returning.
Dorsiflexion is a mixed bag. With my legs straight - stressing the Gastrocnemius muscle - I am now more flexible on my right side than my left. Unfortunately, I think that’s because I heven’t quite fully recovered from the ski crash (Jan 24 blog entry) on my left side ;-). With my knees bent - stressing the soleus muscle - I most definitely hit the limit on the right side first.
I *still* get swollen sometimes; in fact just yesterday, I was swollen after a hard inline skate session.
Happy healing everybody.