Week 9 – Walking!

24 June 2013

This week we have spent back in Thailand staying where we can use a gym and pool every day to help rehabilitate my leg and ankle.  I have been able to use the treadmill on a slow walking setting and hold onto the sides to start lifting my heel, and have gotten up to the point where I can now lift my heel without holding on.  So for the past few days, I’ve been walking around without my crutches.

Recovery from second degree exhaust burns
First day walking without crutches!! YIPPEEEEEEE!

This week has also marked 2 months since the accident (which was on 23rd April) so it’s a relief to finally be making real walking progress.  59 days of not walking un-aided is a LOT longer than I thought it would take back when I started writing this journal.

My leg and ankle are still quite sore walking, I imagine this will improve with continued practice.  Swimming has been a good way to help work my muscles differently too.  The entire week dedicated to healing my leg has been really awesome.  I am so lucky to have been able to use the exercise equipment, and this coupled with my regular exercises have been really good for me.

Our burns are starting to fade a little now; after this I will post monthly photos of the burns healing.

Burn healing
Week 9 my lower burn
Healing from second degree burns
Week 9 my upper burn fading

Click here for Month 3 – Slowly Increasing Fitness
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 8 – A Bit More Walking

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