Well it’s been 6 weeks since my surgery, and over the last two weeks, I’ve been walking in a boot, putting 100% of my body weight on it, and still using the crutches. My orthopedic told me that at my next appointment, if all looks well, I could very well be back to wearing 2 shoes, so I was really hoping for this. Thus I met with the orthopedic, he had me remove the boot, and try to walk….I took about 10 steps, definitely the ankle is really tight. I pretty much planting my foot flat-footed as I walked, and I can’t really roll of my toes. However, the orthopedic was happy with how everything look, and proceeded to tell me that I can ditch the walking boot and crutches, and start wearing 2 shoes again. I do have PT, which will begin in 3 days, at 2-3 times a week.
I must admit though, as happy as I was to be back to wearing 2 shoes again, it was also a little depressing to feel like I’m moving around as I almost did when I first ruptured my Achilles. I guess I got pretty good with the crutches, I was able to move pretty quickly, and now it’s 1 step at a time. However, I look forward to the next month, hopefully I’ll be walking well again.
Good luck everyone!