In one of my previous posts I went through the foot injury (plantar plate tear and stress fracture) I suffered about two months ago. This week I finally got confirmation that surgery at this point is not necessary and that I can slowly start rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Phew, what a relief!
It’s still a long and painful road but at least I won’t need to recover from a surgery that might leave me with less mobility than before!
So now it’s all about new challenges.
The doctor ordered me to stop using the boot thingy and also to stop taping my toe. I need to start learning how to walk normally again and I can say that it is one of the bizarrest feelings in a while. I did not expect to lose muscle control and flexibility of the foot so fast!
When I took the boot thingy off at the doctor’s, and tried taking a couple of steps, my foot just wouldn’t co-operate! I couldn’t make it to move normally and even standing evenly with both feet on the ground had the whole leg shaking. It’s only been a couple of days, so I’m not too worried yet about not being able to take normal steps, but it still feels super weird. Walking is so automatic that you don’t really think how you do it and suddenly it needs to be re-learned!
I need to still stay at home and work remotely until I can walk without wobbly steps and swelling from using the foot, but hopefully I’ll be back at the office after a couple of weeks. Note to self: I need to seriously keep my expectations realistic and give myself time to do this slowly and right. No pressure…