Walking is a breeze!!

Posted on June 29, 2013 by boredgemini.
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8.5 weeks post op & I’ve been walking for just over a week unaided. I must say this new found freedom is amazing. Like many of you, carrying a cup of coffee is something I will never take for granted again.
My tendon feels much better than I ever would have thought. The only tightness I feel is the scar tissue under the incision site. But every day it feels better. I haven’t had to ice or elevate after being on my feet at all. If anyone had had told me where I would be so soon even 4 weeks ago I would have laughed! And even though I thought my surgeon’s instructions were a little unorthodox, he has proved me wrong.
The only burden is having to wear my lifted netball shoes, but it beats being on crutches or knee scooter.
Keep faith - it does get easier!

2 shoes & back to work..

Posted on June 21, 2013 by boredgemini.
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Finally got my modified shoes with the heel lift and off I go. Still using both crutches to assist for now but hopefully can ditch them after a fortnight or so. I am so used to zipping around on the knee scooter that the slow pace of walking will be hard to get used to. Surprisingly it wasn’t as bad as I thought putting weight on it. No pain either is a bonus but I’ll see how it pulls up in the morning.

I went back to work part time this week. I’m getting better at waking up before lunch time and it was good to get back into a routine of some sort. Hoping to build up my hours over the next month and be back to normal soon.

Fingers crossed this progress makes my surgeon happy.

No boot after 5 weeks = freaking out ..

Posted on June 7, 2013 by boredgemini.
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Right, the boot is gone and I feel naked…
Once I have the correct shoe lifts I am off and running..2 weeks & should be crutch free and what surprised me the most, no physio!! I am quite sure specialists don’t like being questioned about their directions…but he knows what he’s doing, he does it for a living as he very politely told me..
So here begins the scariest part of recovery…not sure I’m ready to be in 2 shoes but I’m gonna have to give it a go…

Fearful…

Posted on June 6, 2013 by boredgemini.
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Back to the surgeon tomorrow and I am scared that he is going to put me in 2 shoes and somewhat FWB when I’ve put (almost) no weight on it in 5 weeks. I’ve got a referral to a PT from my GP but no go ahead from the surgeon yet to start. I am very reluctant not being in the boot - funny how it becomes a part of you so soon. Compared to everyone else’s recoveries, I am behind in the WB phase but 2 shoes seems to soon for my liking…maybe we do things different Down Under!!

Fingers crossed for good news tomorrow..

Daily Company

Posted on May 30, 2013 by boredgemini.
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Daily Company

Up And Running…

Posted on May 29, 2013 by boredgemini.
Categories: Post.
Well not me, my blog :)
I am currently 4 weeks and 1 day post op. So here’s a quick run down on how when who what and why…
I ruptured my left achilles playing netball on April 22nd. I did the usual turn around to see who trod on the back of my shoe so I could knock that person out and there was no one there. Once I realised I coudn’t put any weight on it I knew there was something wrong..
After my first sick leave day in 8 years, more doctors appointments than I’ve been to in my life and a very expensive visit to an Orthopaedic Surgeon I was booked in for surgery on the 1st May. Thank god for private health insurance that I could get in so early - not so good for my bank account. Seeing as I have never been under the knife I was freaking out like you wouldn’t believe. I don’t know if it was the procedure itself or the reality of being out of action for so long…
Surgery was standard, I was awake in recovery an hour after I hobbled into the operating room. In at 4pm, home by 8pm in a half cast with a crap load of bandages. I stopped taking the pain medication 2 days later, finished the antibiotics 3 days later but I am still having to give myself a Clexane injection every day to prevent blood clots.
My first follow up appointment was 12 days later when I went back to get the stitches out. He is not very forthcoming with information and I didn’t ask many questions. Was told more come back in 4 weeks, still no weight bear, bring a pair of shoes that have a 25mm heel lift in both and sent me down the hall to see a physio (who has a cash only policy, I don’t carry cash…) to get a cam boot fitted. I have never paid so much money for one boot before!!¬†From what I can remember it was set at 25 degrees and I was sent on my way..
And that’s that. I haven’t been back to work, have barely left the house. I just don’t have the energy. I really should have taken advantage of the time off and completed my assessments for night school, but I am the Queen of Procrastination…
So I am counting down to next Friday to see what the next phase of recovery is..whether it’s FWB in 2 shoes or PWB and still in the boot..I tell ya, I resent paying $170 for this boot if I am only going to wear it for 4 weeks!
Right, might be nap time….