Sylveeuh’s AchillesBlog

13 weeks post op…

January 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Wow how things have changed. Walking without the boot is bliss. I honestly believe I’ve had more pain in the boot than out of it. I’ve increased my PT to 3x a week courtesy of a request to my doctor and I’m enjoying going and seeing my progress. I have had some pain in different areas but have had trouble identifying it. By that I mean, is it pain? Soreness? What? I told my PT and we determined that it is related to not being stretched out and the pain subsides with ambulation and/or stretching. Other than that, it’s been a little over 2 weeks of walking and I see progress every day! I used to have an antalgic gait and now my gait has normalized. I can through step on the stairs, I’m able to walk 1.5 miles without rest and minimal pain. What more can you ask for?

I’d love to go back to work. After talking to my employee health NP at the hospital where I work, we determined that it’s best to wait until the end of the month (which is what the doctor wants) before returning to work. Since I’m getting stronger each day there’s no reason to rush back. I have been having issues with disability insurance but that’s what savings is for.

I have began to exercise on my own as well. Basically practicing what I do at PT but at a gym. I ride a stationary bicycle for 15 mins (I’m building up to more time) and lots of arm exercises. No leg exercises aside from what I do at PT just yet. That’s about it!

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