At least I am much closer to normal now, the limp is getting much better, almost gone. I am out on the bike often, in 2 shoes, and sometimes now 2 clipped in bike shoes, and seem to be getting better all the time. This injury has been very trying at times with all the crawling, knee walking, one legged hopping, always fearing a fall and a rerupture, all the little physical things that make up normal life gone and very much missed. Some isolation and much of a summer’s best missed and gone. But in the bigger picture of life, we all know how that ends, so in that light, this injury is a temporary obstacle to overcome. And perhaps something valuable to be learned along the way.
I’ve already had what is probably my last pt, ten sessions total. I am certainly not yet fully recovered of course, but I’m not sure if I’ll miss it too much. Not that it was bad, or hard and painful in any way, they were kind and helpful, and reassuring in encouraging the kind of exercises I’d been at and will continue on. But they seemed to specialize in seniors, many suffering chronic endless type injuries and infirmities, needing lots of encouragement for even the slowest and weakest exertions imaginable, and minorly injured high school athletes. Each time at pt was the same, warm up on the semi-recumbant bike, move to cat board (that is the round ankle wobble platform), a small amount of stretching, finished off with 20 min. of e-stim. By the last few pt appoinments I was really wishing they’d mix it up with some work in the pool, or mini-trampoline, eliptical, treadmill, or any number of the devices that were right there in front of me and available. But most of all I wish they’d done a wee bit of massage, especially to explain what can and should be done for massage. Also would have liked to try ultrasound, which they also had around there somewhere. The head pt guy there couldn’t seem to come up with a name or anything at all when I asked if he knew any good massage people. Weird.
Anyway, I’m pretty well committed to full recovery and then some on my own. But right now here are a few things I can and cannot do.