This morning I started physical therapy. Right now I am trying to move my foot and restore the range of motion. It will take some work but my physical therapist thinks it will come along quickly. I had planned on going back to the Rec later in the day but by the time I ran errands, cleaned up the dead skin and scabs on my leg, and iced it again, I was too tired. My ankle also hurt a bit so I didn’t want to push it the first day.
I am getting used to the crutches. Yesterday was difficult – rather klutzy – but today it was easier. I can get around the house pretty easily and I managed to go to Starbucks, Academy Sports, and the grocery store. I’ve spent the rest of the day resting and napping with Pete. I only have a few more days of vacation so I need to enjoy it.
I am happy with the way my scar is healing. It looks much better than the first time I saw it. I could not imagine that it would ever look normal again but it is getting close. I don’t know if I will have a scar or if it will fade away. I’ll just have to wait and see.
This is my routine for the next few days:
try to bend my foot, trace the alphabet with my toes (try it, it is harder than you might think), practice rotating my ankle on the wobble board, ice, 2-3 times a day. I am supposed to be at 25% weight on my foot but I am not sure how I tell that. I guess it is mainly by feel.