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GBLarry

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Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« on: December 09, 2012, 09:37:25 AM »
Hey everyone - Just wanted to brag that I can now lean down and tie both shoes, with just a bit of mental prep as I make the muscles stretch more than they have been used to for a long time.  Dec 10 marks week 8 of the journey toward the ski slope next month.  Am working out at the gym 3-4 times a week now and getting back to find that I did lose quite a bit of tone.  Am at about half strength for reps on nearly all the machines and movements.  But, I know it will come around.   
Just a note of encouragement to all that are struggling with rehab or considering a 'fix', IT IS TOTALLY WORTH IT.  I still need a slower than I'm used to warm up time, but I start every work out with a brisk 1.5 mile walk on the treadmill and am increasing the speed and angle a little each time till I get back to 4 mph and an elevation of 4.  Hopefully that will be in another couple of weeks.
Merry Christmas to all my friends here that I don't know, but feel close to.  Thanks for all the encouragement I get from your sharing.
Larry
Green Bay, Wisconsin. USA

hernanu

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Re: Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 09:53:34 AM »
Congrats on the milestone Larry! Sounds like you're making good progress.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 10:34:20 AM »
Good job!



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Re: Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 02:37:30 PM »
Hello Larry -

Don't know where you live, but maybe you should reward yourself by going somewhere sunny where you don't even need shoes...for a week or so!

Congratulations!

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GBLarry

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Re: Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 03:00:26 PM »
I reward myself by putting on my Ugg  boots that don't need socks or to be tied.  They're for the snow that we are currently getting.
Larry
Green Bay, Wisconsin. USA

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Re: Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 03:23:44 PM »
That's why I suggested the travel...I've been shoveling the driveway and should address the ice dams on the eaves next.  Warm spell presently @ 36 degrees +/-

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Re: Eight weeks and I can now tie BOTH shoes!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 05:00:04 PM »
Oh - to be able to tie my shoes! 

I remember going for a walk during my first 6 weeks and my boot laces coming undone.  I could not tie them back up and had to wait until someone came by and I asked for help.  I was so surprised that I took a picture.  This month my recovery is in a different place and been in a number of cyclocross bike race - Recovery does get better

 

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