So.....I'll keep giving you progress updates on my ankle. I had the stiches removed this morning from the hardware removal I had two weeks ago. They also took X-rays and it all looks how it should be looking. My main goal now is to make sure I keep doing all my PT exercises to get everything stretched and loosened up so I can eventually walk without limping.
It is a mental game to make my right leg move in front of my left leg. It still feels a little awkward but not as much. I basically have to walk like I'm doing a sobriety test. Not that I've ever had to walk a sobriety test but that's how the PT described it. Heel to toe, heel to toe. That way my leg and foot do the walking and not my hip. I can walk up stairs just fine. Still have a little trouble walking down stairs. It's interesting to me to see what hurts and what doesn't. It helps me know what stretches I still need to work on. My PT would be proud of my observations, I think....as long as I continue to do something about it. Which, I am. I actually tried to jog in place yesterday. Yeah...can't do that yet but that's my goal by the end of the month.