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First set of heel rasies were done tonight, all good achilles wise but the back on my knee is where the pain is, being up in the block in the Aircast with a bend in the knee has stiffened it up nicely. Good to get both feet back on the floor though, trip to the physio tomorrow morning see if she can work her magic on my knee!

It’ strange doing everything the second time round, my leg feels stronger so you don’t get ‘THE FEAR!’ you had the last time round.

Post will hopefully be short and sweet for a while as this is the repeat!

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So yesterday was my second physio visit, nice bunch at the Physiotherapy department at the Royal Free, even nicer when they say “That looks likes a new foot”

I’ve been good, I did my exercises, kept it elevated to get the swelling down, hot baths where I moved my foot in the water, even moisturized my foot to loosen up the skin which gets pretty tight. I’ve also been lucky, as I haven’t had any pain, I gather there can be a bit at this stage.

And my reward?

I got to walk with one crutch up and down the corridor, pretty weird, I didn’t know you use the crutch on the side of your good foot, took a while for my head to work that out, but went OK, no pain.

Heel raises on two feet, stomach turning stuff the first time, strange to have my bare feet on the floor, but great all the same. I have to do theses at least twice a day standing at the kitchen counter, along with transferring weight from one foot to the other. I still have to take some of the weight with my arms mind you.

So there you go, feels like progress, long way to go, might be in shoes in 3 or 4 weeks.

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