12 weeks

Well, I am 12 weeks post op this Thursday, and things continue to get better. I am doing PT once a week and have a full set of exercises and stretches that I do daily. The progress is slow, but measurable. I did 12 minutes on the rowing machine (first time since the injury) at the gym yesterday and it felt great while I was rowing but sore last night. I followed this with 3 mile walk today on flat ground. The limp is till there, more defined when I am tired. I still have a lot of weakness in the calf area and single leg heel raises are a ways out, but at least there is some muscle definition in this area now. Although I still have some stiffness in the achilles area, my remaining pain is in the heel and it really gets sore by the end of the day after being on my feet. I continue to ice when I get the chance, and use a topical CBD cream to help with inflammation for the calf all the way down into the arch of the foot. It is interesting to sort out the mental and physical components of the healing. On the one hand I know how far I have come, but at the same time it feels like there is so far to go…and no doubt there is. So it goes back to taking it a day at a time - ‘patience young grasshopper’ (in my case ‘older grasshopper’). On the bright side I played 9 holes of golf last week, using a cart and a 3/4 swing, but it will be a bit before I am back on the tour. I hope everyone is well out there with their rehab; we are in a special club.

One Response to “12 weeks”

  1. Congrats on hitting the 12 week mark! I’m just at 4 weeks after my bone spur surgery. I’m looking forward to being able to start walking in the boot - but that is 2 weeks out still. Keep doing your exercises as your PT specifies and you’ll continue to see positive progress. The PT exercises are key to getting back all your flexibility and strength. I’m doing the rowing machine one footed - LOL! I have to get some cardio in somehow. I’m hitting the gym tonight!

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