Well, I’ve just had my 2nd "lower limb rehabilitation" exercise class. I’m having one of these classes per week for a total of 6 weeks courtesy of the NHS. It’s amazing how much some of the simple exercises hurt but the good news is that last week I was introduced to the exercise bike and told that I could try a real one again as long as I stuck to the flat and avoided hills… I did and it was great to cycle again even if only for a few miles.
I’ve been walking as much as possible and the limp has mostly disappeared - at least it has most of the time. I still have days where it just doesn’t want to play ball, but thankfully not too many. I do find that my ankle still swells hugely during the course of a day but elevation in the evening seems to help it return to roughly normal size.
Oh - I accidentally tried to run at the weekend (I forgot I couldn’t!). I took a pace with my good foot and nearly fell over when the bad one took over. Oops! Thankfully no damage done, it will be a while before I try that one again.
My next big target is to try driving my 40 year old car. It requires much more leg effort than a modern car so I’ve been more cautious about trying it but I need to drive it soon, it’s car show season and I’ve already missed too many.
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