And the news is…

… good!

Yesterday I managed without crutches for the whole day and I actually walked a reasonable amount, pretty slowly and short distances but I was definitely moving.  As my leg was a little achy I feared the worst and mentally prepared myself for being in intense pain later that day, I’m happy to say that didn’t occur.

This morning I had my physio appointment and the verdict is that it may take twelve weeks to fully repair and recover strength but that it could have been a lot worse!  I have to be careful walking, not too far or too fast, but have been cleared for swimming, he even said that I could try the exercise bike and rowing machine at the gym and in a few weeks the cross-trainer.  I have a couple of simple strengthening exercises to do three times a week, progressing in difficulty through four stages and when I conquer all these, it’s then time to try gentle jogging.  He’ll review progress in six weeks.

Overall it’s good news, I’m so pleased I can get back to swimming and I’m sure I’ll tolerate the gym if it’s helping.  I’ll leave you with the physio’s words, “it’s slow and boring but it works”.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

9 thoughts on “And the news is…

  1. “Slow and steady wins the race”, as they say! Glad you’ve had some good news, and while knowing it could have been worse probably doesn’t help, it’s positive that things are going in the right direction. Woohoo 🙂

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