Walking is a breeze!!

Posted on June 29, 2013 by boredgemini.
Categories: Uncategorized.

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!

13 comments.

superjewgrl
Comment on June 30th, 2013.

Congrats to you!! Gives me something to look forward to.

boredgemini
Comment on June 30th, 2013.

You’ll be fine! It took me a good 5-6 weeks before I wasn’t depressed. It helps to get out of the house. I wish I had done it sooner. I highly recommend a knee scooter. The crutches are terrible!

superjewgrl
Comment on June 30th, 2013.

Someone told me to try getting out of the house. I laughed. I went to get my mail and I came back drenched in sweat because of the effort with the crutches. I thought to myself, well, I guess I could call this exercise.

Sigh….. I guess I better prepare myself for more days like this.

Take Care. Glad to hear about your recovery.

1shann
Comment on June 30th, 2013.

Thanks for the update. I am approaching four weeks and although I get glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel for the most part I am a mess. It helps to read positive recovery stories. Thanks :)

kellygirl
Comment on June 30th, 2013.

Great news! I’ve been walking in two shoes for about the same time and you are right, it does get better. I still walk with a limp as I have tendon tightness but it seems to be improving. So glad you are out and about!

John
Comment on June 30th, 2013.

I just can’t wait to be out of my walking boot. My heal is getting sore and so is my hip. I just can’t stand being in house when the weather is so nice. I am so depressed.. This is killing me. I love being active and I feel like am in prison.
Sorry to be negative, I need encouragement, I had surgery June 14

boredgemini
Comment on July 1st, 2013.

I think everyone here will agree the first 4-6 weeks are hard John. I never thought I would be mobile! I hated being so dependent on my family. It does help to get out of the house though. I found it hard on the knee scooter with the boot as it hurt my scar. It really does get better! When will you be out of the boot do you think? If you’re only 2 weeks in then probably not for some time. I hope you feel better soon!

Soldier J
Comment on July 2nd, 2013.

John,
I felt the same way. However I am an extremely hardheaded person, I did not have any help the second week after my surgery. So I made myself get out, so I went to the gym and worked out really hard. It made the first few weeks go by quickly. So, I would not get so down, get out of the house. I am right at 6 weeks and I am hoping the doctor clears me to remove my boot.

Keep your head up John!!!!

superjewgrl
Comment on July 2nd, 2013.

Hi soldier- did u go the surgical route? At what point did u start working out hard? What type of exercises? I’m in a cast for a little over 2 more weeks. (I hope) Did ur doctor place any restraints on your activity level?

Thanks. Glad to hear your doing well.

Comment on November 10th, 2016.

Happy for you friend! I hope soon you will recover completely and you will not only walk, but also run! You managed with the problem faster that I usually have my assignment to do. It takes up to weeks for me to do that. Well done!

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