A month and a half ago, I started my own physical therapy to try to recover from the surgery. I started working on the flexor tendon using exercises I found on line. In a week or so, the pain was dramatically reduced. I was able to do a lot more and walk almost normally most of the day. My foot still hurts quite a bit in the morning, but gets better after being up for a few minutes.
Two weeks ago, I decided to try walking. I did 1/2 mile for a week. This week, I did 3/4 of a mile on Monday and a mile today. It hurt a little the last lap, but I kept going. I may never fully recover from having a metal rod implanted along the length of my foot, but I am determined to be the best I possibly can.