Was away last week so didn’t update but turned out to be a couple of weeks of indifferent progress

As many you had suggested I went and sat in my car and started playing with the pedals. With great delight I found that my 2nd car’s clutch was much easier to push and I began to feel my heart face with freedom again. That freedom was short lived when I remembered that I the MOT was due the week after I injured myself (12 weeks ago)¬†and I hadnt driven the car in 11 weeks. So after jump starting in twice and driving to the garage on Friday to have it MOT done i do now have a car I can do small journeys in.

That was my step forward, However the bad news from my physio over the last 2 weeks is that after me complaining about pains in my calf they have now diagnosed a number of micro-tears in my calf caused my the initial rupture. These were missed due to the fact the boot had immobilised me. So while the tendon feels stronger if a little tight some of the strengthening and recovery exercises I have been given I need to slow down on :-) When I walk on my leg it is like im getting a severe cramp in my leg every time I push off

So after 20 minutes of pain from my physio along with a recommendation she takes up an evening job involving whips, leathers and chains I am reducing my training regime so am now just doing simple (very light) calf stretches, heel raising, and heel lowering over stairs along with standing on the one foot FWB. I have managed to acquire an excersice bike for a few weeks and am now upto doing 3km in a short time (I know its not much but it is a start) and will start swimming again this week

Hope your guys are all well and then your rehab is moving on a little swifter than mine. Catch you all up again soon

One Response to “One slow step forward Two steps back”
  1. normofthenorth says:

    I’m assuming that “MOT” is a periodic auto inspection that’s done in UK by the Ministry of Transport? I wish the Ontario MOT had something similar. We have to get our exhaust gases checked every two years, but there’s no basic safety check here unless the car is sold! Seems dumb to me, though it isn’t clear that the general accident rate is unusually high because of bad brakes, lights, horns, and wipers. . .

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