"Peg legging it"
I overheard this last Friday morning after my physical therapist told the other physical therapist that I had practically no muscle strength in my left toes.
So now I'm a pirate huh?
Just-a-peg legging it all over the joint? * Does my eye patch amuse you?
*Yes I know that pirate smilie does not have an eye patch or a peg leg but his name is Bucky (the bucktoothed pirate) and I love him (he's one of my favorite smilies) and you get the flippin point so focus, I'm going somewhere.
I believe the "point" the therapist was trying to make was I have been using all my right leg strength to propel myself and my left leg is weak weak weak. I already knew that.
Let me go back and explain.
If ya'll recall, I hurt myself pretty badly last year and have gone through hell and high water since attempting to repair my legs etc. For the sake of not repeating the lengthy story, I will add that I decided to establish a relationship with a new doctor, had my records transferred, went for an evaluation, and he prescribed another round of physical therapy to strengthen and stretch my legs. This time is much different than last time because on my previous round I couldn't walk or function, whereas this time I can, so they are trying to fix discrepancies that should not exist.
Like my apparent "peg leg"
Last year I noticed that my left calf had atrophied significantly and, when measured, it was 1.5 inches smaller in diameter than my right calf . I did everything I could on my own to fix that inequity (and got very far according to the physical therapist, he was impressed) but now they are saying I need more work to take my left quad, calf, knee, ankle and foot to the next level (and even it out with my right leg). I seem to still be favoring my right leg (which was not as painful as the left when I was initially hurt) and, due to that, my whole left leg needs to be rehabilitated.
Oh, did I happen to mention that I was told on my 1st visit a couple weeks ago "You don't use your ankles very well" because my degree of flexing is 0 (as in none) and it should be at least 10.
I can't help but laugh at this whole thing. … well that and do this face right here >> << followed by ARRRRR MATEY! …. "peg legging it" seriously? I mean I am obsessed with pirates but this is ridiculous!
More on this whole episode later … Bucky says "stay tuned or walk the plank!"