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6 Weeks Out

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First Time Back in the Water since March

We are now 6 weeks out and the next check up with the DR was today.

Things have been progressing well and she is now able to walk down a stair, with assistance, with the repaired leg. Anna has said that it takes more muscle to walk down stairs than it does to walk up stairs.

She is still going to see the physical therapist two times a week.  PT has recommended that she try to get into the weight room at North to get on the stationary bike and/or to work on the leg sled to get one extra day in.  Going to PT twice a week is a minimum.  We are working on a plan for that.

Tuesday of this week Anna got back in the water briefly and swam about a 600. Actually, she pulled the entire time.  She said it felt good to get back into the water.  She got in again on Wednesday and felt the same excitement. It will be a long road to get the strength and confidence back, but if anyone can do it, she can.

And the best news….the Doctor cleared her for everything except for breaststroke kick for a while. This is extremely exciting.

The plan will be to gradually add more swimming each week so we can be ready for contact days at the end of the month and the season starting on August 9
It also means that she can probably go back to work life guarding at the YMCA.

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