Jun 11 2012
5 Weeks + 6 Days Post-Op:
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Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been doing great so far. I should be starting physical therapy next week sometime, and it should be a quick recovery from there on. The scar is healing nicely, but the area still looks and feels a bit thick. I am currently at the gym 5 times a week now doing various exercises. I can bike at low resistance levels. I swim almost every day for 30-45 minutes (no rest). My range of motion has improved greatly since my last post. I still walk with a limp (only because I’m still afraid to put any forefoot pressure). I want to wait for the doctor’s go-ahead to start walking normally. It’s nice that things are starting to return to a state of normality. I’d also like to note that I never used the walking boot 1 time during my recovery (waste of money). I’ve been essentially barefoot since my cast came off.
So currently, the game plan once physical therapy starts is to get the left leg back into running condition. I will also be doing my own exercises, as tolerated, at the gym when I’m given to go-ahead. After which, hopefully there will be some sweet running bliss. Good luck to all of you. My next update will be sometime during physical therapy to update you on the progress.