17 weeks post lisfranc surgery

Looking back on my 17 weeks of lisfranc surgery recovery has been like watching an infant grow.  You don’t really take note of all the day to day minuscule changes, but after 4 months, you realize HUGE changes have occurred!This is what happened to me this week when I arrived at 17 post lisfranc surgery.  My physical therapist gave me permission to walk on the treadmill!!!!!!!

treadmill at 17 weeks post lisfranc surgery

Okay, so I don’t get to walk more than 1.5 miles per hour with no incline and have been instructed to walk no more than 5 minutes a couple of times a week, but still…..I am back on my treadmill!!!

By the way walking 5 minutes at 1.5 miles an hour means I can now walk .13 of a mile without stopping and limited discomfort….not completely pain free, but no more than a 1-2 pain level!!!!!!!!!!

Dusting off my treadmill at 17 weeks post lisfranc surgery

I have been instructed to still “listen to my foot” and quit if it becomes painful and I start to limp.  5 minutes is just the right amount of time to practice correct “heel, toe, follow through” at a slow pace.  Now that I have learned to walk again, the treadmill is letting me practice all of the correct walking motions that I have been taught!

17 weeks post lisfranc surgery image
17 weeks post lisfranc surgery scar
Left side view 17 weeks post lisfranc surgery image

By the way, my foot envy broadened today with the official start of the NFL season.  I spent most of game time today watching the Vikings player’s feet with complete fascination and awe!!!!!!

Right side view 17 weeks post lisfranc surgery
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