I’ve finally had my second post-op check up with my surgeon this week. I didn’t have any expectations of a long conversation about my progress with the guy so i was not disappointed when he ran in grabbed my ankle and then ran out. I guess I’m on my own still.
My PT says starting with my next appointment, we will be “turning it up a notch” to begin getting my calf back into shape. Little does she know, I’ve had the notch turned up for 2 weeks now. Daily, two footed heel raises and some workouts in the pool. I plan on beginning some light jogging next week as I feel my tendon is as strong as it can be. Anyone have any stories about how their first jog came about? I’m not sure how to begin really.
My limp is almost completely gone at this point. However, it comes back with a vengence as soon as someone says “Hey, you’re limp is gone.” I suppose there’s some kind of battle of wits going on between my brain and lower extremities at the moment. Sometimes, the muscles win. Sometimes, the brain dominates.
I seem to be having the opposite problem of everyone else when it comes to shoes. I feel great in dress shoes. The heel and low cut are very easy on the scar and AT. My problem is running shoes. When i put sneakers on, it presses on the outside of my AT while walking and causes the outside muscles to get really tight and hard. I can work it out easy enough but it’s annoying nonetheless.
Well that’s my update for now. Getting stronger every day but still have a long way to go. I’ve set a mental goal to be back at soccer in some form in September. That will only be 4 months but i’ve already began dribbling around my living room again =) I just need my running back now.