Cannot believe how time has flown. Thought I would give a brief update on progress to date. It’s approx 14 months since surgery and things have pretty much returned to normal. The body is a great machine and given time it will heal itself. My Achilles is repaired quite well although I still suffer with pain after sitting or first thing in the morning for the first half dozen steps or so. Anti inflammatories work well to control the pain although I wish I didn’t have to take them. I still cannot run as I did before but walking is not a problem and I am able to complete 18 holes of Golf quite easily. Will give it another 6 months to see how things go and if I still get the pain in the back of my heel I will go back to my GP to see if anything can be done. For those of you considering surgery I would question your Surgeon to see if he intends to cut you at the back of your heel. If he says yes then I would recommend you go see another surgeon or choose the non op route.