Sunday, April 16, 2017

Returning to Relevé

(My blog title has never been more appropriate!)

I've taken a grand total of three classes thus far (two the first week, once last week), and BOY HOWDY am I out of shape. We've only been doing plié, tendu, dégagé, plus a little foot work and grand battement at the end (the other student in class is brand new to ballet, so the teacher spent a bit of time explaining things). My muscles are screaming, but I secretly enjoy that--I feel like I know I've actually been doing work.


All the PT stuff.
I'm still getting grumpiness just under my incision and then back behind in "the zone" (its where I had all the pain before).  I talked to both the surgeon and PT about it because even though having pain would still be pretty normal for someone only four months post-op, I was fretting because its in a similar place to where I had pain originally. That being said, it does feel different--less of a pinch, not as deep--just tender.

Luckily, neither are especially worried--the pain under/near my incision is normal and will go away with time (its also common because they "chomped" the bone there, yum!); the other is my good 'ole peroneal tendon being grumpy because of lack of strength/scar tissue. I'll start focusing more on getting those strong again at PT, and am now the proud owner of some lateral heel wedges for my sneakers (sexy!) which helps ease the pressure on that muscle/tendon during my everyday life.


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