Hello all. Everything has been going well in my recovery so far and I’ve strayed from visiting the site and the blog often as I’ve returned to a semi-normal routine. My cast came off two weeks ago and I received a Bledsoe walking boot with some wedges. I am down from four wedges to two, and I’m using only one crutch occasionally. I’ve been nearly FWB for about a week, and tomorrow I will completely ditch the crutch and venture throughout my day without it. Visit the doc a week from today and hopefully everything is still progressing nicely.
Funny, though. On an elevator on my way out of work today, I bumped into a gentleman who asked what I did to my leg. I said, “I ruptured my Achilles.” He proceeded to tell me he just ditched his walking boot after rupturing his right Achilles in January while playing flag football. He then said, “Before I did that, I had ruptured my left Achilles a year before doing the same thing.” This guy had two ruptures, one in each leg, in about a year. I felt bad for him. But as I left him he seemed positive. He was happy to be in shoes again and walking mostly without a limp or strange gimp. He wished me luck and told me it only gets better with time. The positivity was refreshing and a good reminder of this blog and the people who’ve helped me in my recovery.