I’m DELIGHTED to report I completed physical therapy today. No more 7 a.m. visits on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Squeeeeee!
After going through my round of exercises, therapist Jessi measured the flexibility of my ankle, foot and toe. I achieved all of the flexibility goals my surgeon had ordered. The swelling in my toe has decreased by half a centimeter, which Jessi said is good. I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday and I hope he agrees I’ve passed with flying colors.
I have to keep doing my exercises at home until I’m cleared to do all of my normal activities. Since I’m going to be allowed to run on Memorial Day, Jessi and I agree that I can stop doing my at-home PT on that day.
I can expect continued pain for a while longer. It’s normal and nothing to be concerned about. Yesterday I walked three miles on the treadmill in anticipation of tomorrow’s Girls on the Run 5k. The faster I walked, the more it hurt. Actually it hurt like the devil. I hope tomorrow’s race crew is patient as I take my sweet time to finish the course.
Now that formal PT is behind me I’m excited to resume my six days per week gym schedule. Yep, I’ve finished PT and I’ve got the t-shirt to prove it.