Sylveeuh’s AchillesBlog

15 weeks post op

January 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

So things are going very well! PT is moving right along, we are really focusing on balance and strengthening my bad leg. I see a lot of people post on here about single leg calf raises. We aren’t doing anything like that. Kind of interesting, I have attempted it and am of course unsuccessful : ( Basically my PT begins with stretching, then I use the blue band for my ROM, then I do leg raises, balancing on the foam, then weight shifting on the Bosu ball. Oh I also do this stupid thing I call the triangle. Basically you stand on your bad leg, then reach out the good leg to a foot in front of you while bending down, then you do it to your opposite side, then behind you. To all 3 points five times without putting your good leg down. Very difficult, but it is getting better. I also do the bike, elliptical, and stair master now! I’m living essentially pain free but I do get some weird pain on the top of my foot in the bones. I’m amazed how strong I’ve become and I really feel ready to go back to work!

I next see the doctor on the 30th. I will be released then, if he doesn’t want to then I plan to throw a fit until it happens. I am ready to stand on my feet for 12 hours a day. I can handle it!!! I want to be a nurse again! I miss it so much… Disability insurance has also been a PIA. I’m so glad to finally have it straightened out again. Other than that, I’m just counting down the days until I go back. I feel great and ready! I did ask my PT what the plan was for the rest of my PT progression, and she said after my next doc visit we will start plyometrics? Running, jumping… ACK! I couldn’t run before I got injured let alone now, but we will see! Take care ya’ll

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