Just wanted to wish everyone on the site a Merry Christmas!
I’m coming up for 18 months post-op in the New Year and still occasionally checking in to read the posts - can hardly believe how many bloggers there are now!
My right calf is still smaller than the other, the tendon a little thicker and a little tight for the first couple of steps in the morning, but generally I don’t think about it much anymore. I occasionally do single and double heel raises and hopping, just to check I can. The recent snow over here in the UK has made me less complacent and take extra care when walking, but that’s just me being sensible. There’s no real reason why I should any more at risk than anyone else now, but I KNOW how long the recovery is!
My job involves standing and walking around for 5 hours a day, with no after effects. I use my crosstrainer for up to half-an-hour at the time, but still haven’t really pushed myself physically - just short sprints when in the park with the children or running for the bus. My MSc dissertation is due in January so my New Year’s resolution will be to regain more physical fitness.
It is a long road to recovery, but in some ways now I’m almost glad it happened…I say almost, because obviously I would’ve preferred not to have gone through the injury with all its affects on family life in general, but having done so there are positives to take from it. I’ve learnt more about myself, and about my family and friends, and how wonderful the human body really is. There are many things to be appreciated which I hadn’t before.
Best wishes to all.