Tuesday, October 30, 2012
This morning I started Physical Therapy (PT) . The Physical Therapist name is Genevieve. Don't you just love that name, she is very sweet although she assures me that I will not feel the same way at some points in this process. Today was evaluation day . She tested the range of movements in both feet and she also tested hip strength. She said my legs were stronger than she expected, I said well I do chair exercises as well as some stretches and have as much as I can since the surgery. She maybe the doctors should tell everyone to do that, then her job might not be so difficult. I dont know about that but I have tried to stay on track or at the very least not do any more damage than necessary. No swimming as of yet because she thinks I need to see a wound care specialist about the bottom of my foot.
I have a set of exercises that I have to do 2 times a day as well as massage the foot. These exercises although seem easy enough are some of the most difficult things I ever done. I thought the foot was further along because I can put weight on it but Ms . Genevieve proved I am not as far along as thought. She also told me nothing of any form of serious exercise would occur till at least 10 weeks from Surgery day ... Tomorrow makes six weeks so for now it is training the Achilles tendon to move again. So we have a long way to go but we will get there literally one step at a time.