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Comment : More Graceful Than a Leaping, Uh, Frog?!
Posted by Annie on Thu 12:29pm 5 May 2005


Hi there!

You sure know how to make someone laugh. I can picture your "leap"; it probably looked about as graceful as my first attempt to "jog" a step. My heart said "Oh I want to run", my mind said "Oh, maybe not yet", and my foot said "Oh, give it a little try". With all that commotion, and the fact that I haven't run in 4 months, it was a pretty weird looking attempt. The landing is still a bit hard on the foot, but with my PT having me hop and jump all over the place to build my confidence, I'm sure my next attempt will probably be a little more normal looking.

I know what you mean about being able to feel the hardware. In the last week, my swelling has again gone way down, so now I can run my fingers along the whole plate and feel it. REALLY creepy!!! I'm not feeling anything that feels loose, but when I rotate my foot a certain way, or when I lay on that side of my foot, I swear I can feel that plate. And I have those two big screws on my tibia that I also swear I can tell are there when I rotate my foot the other way, like when I'm doing my ROM exercises with my band. I agree with you - Ewwwwww! I'm not sure what I'll do with mine. The thought of another surgery and the potential for any infection creeps me out, but so does feeling this stuff. I guess I'll just keep working on ignoring it for now. I'm still working on my confidence with the broken foot and trusting it again, and my balance (which used to be great) is AWFUL! I try these new exercises on these gizmos my PT has me on and I look like a pathetic drunk. I'm really quite entertaining! Keep on leaping, gently of course, and all the best! Annie

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