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Andrew : Walking progress, 13th day
Diary entry posted Tue 10:21pm 13 April 2004

Well, it's been 13 days now since I was cleared for FWB and no longer have a limp. I first started being able to walk without a limp for an entire day a few days back, maybe day 11? I still had to think about it to do it though. I don't have to think about it anymore. There is still pain, but it's definitely a whole lot better than it was a week ago. I still can't do a fast walk, but I can walk at a normal pace now, so I don't get left behind which is nice. If I wanted to move fast I could though, it would be more a hobble/jog though. I have been trying to use my calf muscles as much as possible. Whenever I am not doing anything I lift myself up on my toes. I am actually capable of holding myself up on just my injured leg's toes now, as long as I am wearing my running shoes. My knee is starting to get pretty sore though, I guess my walking still isn't as fluid as it could be, which leads a sore knee. My calf muscle is quite tight at the moment also, as well as the muscle on the front/outside part of my lower leg (not sure what that is called). I have been using the eliptical machines for my workouts the past 3 or 4 days now. I like using those because they use most of the same muscles as running, but no impact and I don't have to bend and push off my ankles as much. It was really tough to do the first time, my legs didn't want anything to do with it, but I am getting much better now. Unfortunately my hope for making it back for the final 4 is diminishing with every day that goes by and I can't run. I am getting better, I am getting better faster than most people I think, but I still don't think its fast enough. Going in to see the PT tomorrow though, hopefully I will get some good news.



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