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6 Months - Upbeat

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2010 by stonebuddy

Today is my 6 month post op anniversary and all is going well. I had my final doctors appointment yesterday and he was pleased with my progress and stated I could proceed with caution on getting back to normal routines. Like many others at the 6 month mark I only think about by atr injury for brief periods and can really see that I’ll be back to 100% in the near future. Perhaps my most satisfying accomplishment to date is being able to walk up and down stairs while leading with my toe rather than with the heal. I actually caught myself running up the stairs the other day!
I have not been faithful to my rehab program but despite the time off, I can see vast improvement just by being active in general (walking and biking). I have also been faithful for the past week of taking a yoga class everyday which besides being just a wonderful rehab for the body in general has helped me identify and recognize some weakness areas in my injured leg that I was not really aware of through pt or general exercise. My final comment on the yoga is that my plan is to stick with the yoga as my first line of defense against this ever happening again. If you are not doing it or have never done it before - go give it a try. While I have enjoyed the achilles blog immensely, i hope to never return as a repeat offender. Good luck to everyone in the New Year! Keep the faith, you will get better…..