Six Weeks Post Op!!

Just completed the sixth week post operation.  Had cast and the remaining staples that were left in for precautions removed.  Everything looked good and was healing nicely according to the Dr.. It really felt really nice to be out of the cumbersome cast and was thrilled to be at this stage of recovery. I was told that the next phase was to be fitted for a walking boot and I was to remain it for the next six weeks.  He stated that I need to be in the boot at all times except for bathing etc. and needed to sleep in the boot as well ugh!  He is a very conservative Dr. and advised me that I will not start any therapy until after I am out of the boot.  However, I was told to begin working on my range of motion slowly based on how the area is feeling.  Being this is the second rupture in five months I really am going to follow this regiment letting it heal longer before any serious therapy.

After sleeping in the boot for a coupe nights I decided that there has got to be a better and more comfortable way of doing so.  So I decided to invest $30 on a light weight night boot which has made sleeping so much easier for me.  So during the next weeks I will work on my ROM and strengthening my core and hips.

At this time I am pain free and very happy with the healing process compared to the last time.  Hopefully I will be able to continue to progress in a positive manner and kick this injury to the curb in the months ahead.  I will definitely keep you all updated on my progress and hope that any of you going through the same thing are having good results in your recovery.

2-Weeks Post Op


Visited the Dr. today for my 2 week post op appointment.  Everything was doing great according to doctor.  He explained exactly what the surgery entailed as there was more to do there than anticipated.  He had to do an Achilles lengthening, FHL transfer, bone spur removal, repair rupture and graft it all together.  Today he removed staples and sutures (seemed like 100 of them).  Cleaned the area up and put me in a cast for the foreseeable future.  I have very little swelling and virtually no pain at this time which is great.  So I am going to continue to ice and elevate as much as possible.  I also broke out the IWalk getting ready to get familiar with it again.  Last time it was a lifesaver allowing me to be hands free and independent which is nice.

Looking forward to continued healing and counting the days to cast removal and weight bearing!!

I do have pics  if I can figure out how to upload them.


Since hearing the pop and feeling the cramping pain in my left calf after rupturing my Achilles in December I knew what it meant hearing and feeing the same thing only a few months later.  I had my first ATR surgery in December 2018 which was followed by six week of non weight bearing, followed by six weeks in a boot.  While in the boot I did begin physical therapy and continued therapy after getting out of the boot.  Three weeks later while walking up a flight of stairs Deja vu happened.  I sat at the top of the stairs holding my foot and thinking this really cant be happening, AGAIN.

I had my second ATR surgery on April 5, 2019, which included a FHL transfer to help strengthen the achilles.  It is hard to believe I am going through this again as it seems to be more difficult mentally for me then last time.  However, since I have been through this recently I do know what I am in for physically and hopefully mentally.  I am now 10 day post op and seem to be doing fine.  I am in no pain, nwb and wearing splint/cast until I see the doctor later this week.  At that time they will remove sutures and probably put me in a permanent nwb cast for two to four weeks, which will seem like forever…  I truly am hoping and praying for much better results then the last time.  Ill keep you posted.