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Bootless day two – on the upswing

The female DG headed to the Y this morning and actually managed to get a semblance of cardio workout on the bike – without any “comment” from her tendon. Being in athletic shoes is somewhat more comfortable than the clogs. But the clogs were the only option for wedding reception attire in the afternoon. After a full day, she’s looking forward to getting her foot elevated but is not near as uncomfortable as yesterday. Looks like progress but she doesn’t want to get ahead of herself.

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End of first day without walking boot

This was true: by about 3:00 pm today the female DG had had it. It’s not that she was in pain. Everything just felt achy and heavy, and she was starting to wonder if she really would be able to take a step when she stood up. (She could.) By the time she got home a couple of hours later, the idea of the “clunker” (hideously ugly walking boot) sounded good. But in some kind of ironical delight, when she put it on, it really didn’t make things better – although getting up and down the two steps to the patio was probably done with more confidence. What she really needs is to get this leg up…soon!

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Trying to wake up the left calf – 9 weeks post Achilles tendon surgery

The female DG thinks it’s pretty strange to be walking without cast or boot and is taking tentative steps around the house before heading out to the office. The sensation is hard to describe. There’s no pain but in a way there’s no there, there. It’s like the left calf doesn’t know what to do and interrupts a normal gait , although she’s not limping. Guess it’s another one step at a time deal.

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