Despite working from home today, I haven’t spent long at home today! I had a trip to my GP first thing – nothing serious! I had enough time to grab a coffee at home before it was time to go to my first physiotherapy appointment.
Since the operation for my Compartment Syndrome, my symptoms have actually got worse! I can’t run – it hurts too much. My shin is also numb which makes for interesting walking too. The lady I saw today was lovely. She listened and asked lots and lots of questions, and understands my goal to get back to daily running with no pain!
She measured my calves – the right (bad) one is 2cm bigger! Some of that is swelling, but it shows what a difference there is. She asked if I wore shoe inserts as I balance heavily on the outside of my feet – who knew? I have had a gait analysis done and told I was a neutral runner, probably worth me having that done again!
She said that I need to allow my muscles to heal, so to cut back on the walking and stick to flat and slow. She did some soft tissue massaging, which was painful, and recommended exercises to stretch the muscles. I also have to massage the shin to try and promote healing of the nerves. All excellent stuff. My next appointment is in a couple of weeks and I am hopeful! She asked me what my goal is – when will we know it is better? We agreed it will be when I can do our little 2.5 mile circuit pain free – how good would that be?!
I got some work done this afternoon, then we went for a little wander.
Strange weather – its been lovely and sunny all day, but sometimes it looks like rain!
The roadsides are so pretty now – full of all sorts of lovely flowers.
Food has been first class today! I made a three-egg omelette for lunch, then we had steak (sirloin) and salad for dinner. Nuts will be consumed later, but for now I am happily satisfied and full.
Tomorrow is the last day before our holiday, but I have to go to the office, so I can’t start to get excited until after work!
Have a great day!