Greetings, fellow travelers on the road to recovery! Andrew here, and it's time for another update on my ankle injury recovery journey. We're now 6 weeks post-surgery, and I'm excited to share how my progress has continued to evolve, thanks in large part to the power of Targeted Red & NIR Light Therapy and a few new additions to my healing routine.
A Light of Healing
If you've been following my journey, you know that I've been diligently using Targeted Red Light Therapy on my ankle. It's been a game-changer, and I've kept up with my two daily sessions. However, as my mobility increased, I decided to expand my light therapy regimen.
I've started adding additional sessions to the bottom of both feet and underneath the ankle once or twice a week. This corresponds to the increased mobility exercises I've incorporated into my routine. These new sessions have helped alleviate the tightness and discomfort, as my doctor recently noted.
Taking Charge of My Recovery
Speaking of my doctor, I want to highlight that I'm not prescribed formal physical therapy. Instead, I've been given a vote of confidence in my recovery routine. It's been an empowering experience to be actively involved in my healing process and to have the freedom to tailor my regimen to my specific needs.
Scar Healing: A Pleasant Surprise
One of the most remarkable aspects of my recovery has been the healing of my surgical scars. At 6 weeks post-surgery, some are already barely noticeable. The combination of light therapy, proper wound care, and my body's natural healing process has contributed to this fantastic outcome.
Ice and Sleep: A Winning Combo
To ensure I get a good night's sleep, I've continued to add ice after my evening Red Light Therapy session. It seems to help me sleep longer and more comfortably. This simple addition to my routine has made a significant difference in my overall well-being.
Mind and Body Wellness
As the journey progresses, I've introduced a new element into my routine: Red Light Therapy sessions targeting my face and chest. I've found these to be incredibly calming and centering, especially on those mornings after a rough night's sleep or when frustration about still being confined to the boot creeps in. These sessions set the tone for a positive and peaceful day.
Looking Ahead with Optimism
As I move forward, I'll continue to protect my foot with a brace during the day and at night. But here's where the optimism comes in – I'm convinced that I not only can but should do more in my wellness journey. I'm eager to start a formal daily exercise routine again, gradually building my activity level to regain my strength and flexibility.
This journey has been a remarkable testament to the power of consistency, the resilience of the human body, and the effectiveness of holistic healing methods like Targeted Red & NIR Light Therapy. I'm excited to see what the future holds as I continue down this path of recovery and wellness.
Stay tuned for the next chapter in my ankle injury recovery series, and remember, we're in this together! 💪🌟