Still trying for patience – 12 weeks post Achilles tendon surgery

Today, the female DG (Dual gimpy and grumpy) thought about what Dr. Lawrence Oloff said when he first read her MRI and recommended surgery: “Just pick a time you can take four months out of your life.” Given that timetable she has another month to go.

Much has changed in the last four weeks: The clunker black boot is gone. She’s walking almost normally. Her calf seems almost alive.

But the nagging reminders remain. There’s some pain now that she’s walking, more so at the end of the day. She can’t walk for exercise; the bike is the best she can do, although the elliptical beckons. She’s a bit unclear on what physical therapy is doing that progressive, common sense usage would also accomplish.

So it’s march on – without marching.

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