Yee Haw!

I’m about 15 weeks post-op. I had to check my blog to see that so things are progressing since I can know longer easily recall how long ago I had my surgery.  I have something very exciting thing to report… I’m cleared to start mountain biking!!! Obviously I can’t just go out and do the hardest trails I know, but I have the green light to see what I can do out there in the buggy, beautiful Maine woods.

3 Comments so far

  1. normofthenorth on June 5th, 2010

    Great stuff! Bicycling is my fave AT exercise — and my fave way to get around town, too. I’ve been riding a “mountain bike” for years now, but only around town, mostly on pavement. (I’m just starting to experiment with a 28″x700c aluminum-framed hybrid now, since I found a great price on one — and a matching one for my sweetie.)

  2. lovetorun on June 8th, 2010

    That’s awesome! I am so jealous. Just had my first 2-week, post-op appt yesterday. Was so scared as I read someone’s comment yesterday in here how they were still in a cast at 6-8 weeks post surgery. I was so hoping to get the cast off and into a boot. Had resolved to the idea that it wasn’t going to happen. And then he surprised me and said that the boot was going on and to just be very careful to not overdo it.
    I am from Maine as well and am just beside myself without any activity. How did the ride go? I bet it was awesome just to get out there
    Amie

  3. Jolie on June 12th, 2010

    Hi, Amie. I had the recovery protocol you are doing — two weeks in a cast and then the boot. My experience was not so positive — although it also could have been a problem with the surgery or the PT — but just in case I thought I’d warn you to really be careful in the next few months. It takes about 3 months for the tendon to heal, and during that time, if it is stressed too much, it can heal too long. That is bad, trust me (I’m 10 days post-op from a tendon shortening surgery, a year after my original ATR repair surgery). Doctors who use that aggressive protocol told me that, when you are in a boot so soon after surgery, you should be careful not to flex your foot past neutral AT ALL until your doctor/PT says OK. Hope this is helpful! Good luck!
    Jolie

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