I know you are all anxiously waiting to see if I am free from the walking boot living.
Ok. So to not make a short story long, I am free from the Podiatrist! Kind of.
I am on a plan to wean out of the boot, and will be really relying on my husband to scold me when I try to prance about boot free longer than I should.
So the plan is to one hour a day free myself from the boot into my fancy ankle brace I wore for 4 months . Then once I have successfully worked my way up to a day in a brace, I will be working on weaning my way down to just inserts in my shoes.
Possibly by next summer I could be back in flip flops, that’s my perception of this anyways.
I am just thankful I am not looking at surgery. Comparing pictures of the tendon, it looks CRAZY different. I am so thankful for this, I was starting to feel like this would never see the bright light of ending. I was so excited when my dad called me today to see how it went, to gush about the process of getting back to normal.
I am going to admit, I have never been very compliant with doctors orders in most circumstances. I take my thyroid meds, only because I feel like crap if I do not. I did rehabilitation for my hip, only because I was scared!
I was terribly non-compliant as you all know with treatment for my PF and this issue. I knew 2 half marathons were a bad idea, but I couldn’t imagine giving up TWO trips to Disney. Especially since it was just me? Budget friendly!
I was non-compliant with braces as well. Everything turned around for me with braces when I decided I was ready for them to come off, aka all my friends braces were coming off. I never wore my retainers either, crap. I really see a trend here! I became compliant with this ankle business when surgery came onto the table. Not that I was not listening and working hard after my half marathons, it just was a doozy on that tendon doing two 13.1’s four weeks apart.
I am so happy to get back to working out. I am going to just swim this week, and limit my walking. My way of not needing the boot as much