Well it has now been 13 weeks since my ATR to the day. This period has at least taught me PATIENCE which has helped in many aspects of my life.
Life is pretty much getting back to normal (as much as it can). Im back behind the wheel of the car driving and able to walk around with a slowly decreasing limp.
Im attending physio every couple of weeks and my physio is very happy with my progress. She can see an improvement of my walking gait on every appointment which is great as it is something i cant seem to guage as im living with it every day.
My physio is consisting of standing based stretching techniques now along with ‘two feet heel raises’. At present i am masively favouring my good foot but i can feel a slight improvement in trying to even this out. The wobble board i have acquired is further helping with this.
To anyone just starting physio or FWB all i can is Patience is key, all of a sudden i looked back and was amazed at the progress i had made in a week when i felt i was making no progress at all. I have been religious and disciplined with my physio and this has helped imeasurably.
I have also started bike riding and am covering around 8-9 miles 3-4 times a week which feels great. I am favouring pedaling with the rear of the base of my bad foot (something my physio has picked up, i didnt even notice) and am concentrating on using the front part of my bad foot in future.
From a horrible floopy calf when released from its cast on five weeks it has progressed pretty well. I can now tense my calf and feel some definition in the calf. Long way to go but great to see it returning.
Also great to be able to take the kids to the park and go on bike rides with them (forgetten how much i missed these simple things we take for granted).
In the beginning particularly around two weeks post surgery i could not see the light at the end of the tunnel and was very negative about making a recovery. Life now is fast returning to normal (kind of a snowball effect).
Stick with it everyone it will get better. Fast healing to you all.