No one really tells you what you can do, but you are told what you cannot do.
You cannot put weight on your right leg for about 8 weeks.
You cannot run. Ever. Again.
You cannot start any kind of weight bearing physical therapy until week six.
You cannot keep your brace unlocked while you sleep.
You cannot take your brace off unless you are doing physical therapy.
What about what I can do? Well - do not worry about that now. That is what I was told.
Well, that is not good enough for me. I worry - I always worry about things, and when it comes to my health and well-being, I am going to worry.
I worry about making sure that I stretch my hip flexors and IT band. I worry that I won't get enough exercise, and that all of my due diligence what I have worked on for years will completely dissipate. I worry that I am going to completely go out of my mind sitting around all day long.
There are small victories that happen each and every day, and that is what I have learned to hold on to - along with those victories are set backs as well. An accidental slip meant weight shifted to my right leg. Almost falling down a flight of stairs meant I placed weight on my right foot to balance. Slowly, slowly, and things will hopefully fall (no pun intended) into place...