I had to share.
It's such a small milestone but progress none-the-less.
I had a revision microdiscectomy in Feb 2010.
I was doing well and then the last 3-4 weeks my leg has been bothering me. So I went back to the basics - walking, stretching, not sitting too long, taking tylenol, drinking water.
Well...the milestone is that just when I was worried I was going backward....I found out I can push up on my toes on my bad leg.
This is HUGE! I could walk on tip toes but my left leg was very weak. Well, last week I tried again and if I wasn't tired, I could push fully up on my tip toe.
I waited a few days and showed my husband this morning.
His face lit up....he said "WOW! That's the first real sign of progress!"
There's hope...it's a slow go for sure but the little things are now the big wins.