3 June 2013
This week I have been in a lot more pain than I would have imagined this far into the healing process. The entire week I have been really torn between exercising my leg and seemingly hurting it more, or resting it and delaying progress. I ended up spending the past couple of days just with my leg up.
While doing my exercises I have really hurt my archilles tendon and so now I actually have less movement and walking ability than I did this time last week. I am trying to gently exercise it each day and when doing this I seem to hurt it even more.
I have managed to gain more muscle though, so I am hoping that the past 2 days resting will mend my leg enough to begin exercising properly again. Visually the size of my leg has increased, so it’s gotta be a good thing.
Physically it seems like I haven’t really made much progress since I can now walk less than I could last week. I am still totally reliant on my crutches to get around.
The Ahka ladies in town have been chanting and waving their hands over my leg each time I see them, so hopefully their healing energies will work!
Our burns haven’t changed much since last week:
Click here Week 7 – A Little Bit Of Walking
Click here to read the story from the beginning – healing from second degree burns while living in a third world country.
Catch up on last week:
Week 5 – Gaining Muscle