Sylveeuh’s AchillesBlog

15 weeks post op

January 20, 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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  • kkirk // Jan 20th 2013 at 1:14 pm

    It a pleasure reading your post since our recoveries are about at the same point. Although, my doc doesn’t wasn’t me to street plyometrics until the end of March (No jumping, no sprinting). I’ve also been doing a modified version of the triangle and lots of balancing exercises in PT.

    My biggest issue has been the same pain on the top of the foot that you also experience. I beieve this will get better with more strength. Happy Healing RN. :)

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