Posted on July 20th, 2008 by bryan
I had my 2nd post op appointment with my surgeon on Friday. It was 10 days after surgery and my doctor removed my stitches and placed my into a Bledsoe Achilles Boot. I currently have two 10 degree inserts in the boot…so I guess my foot is positioned at about a 70 degree angle.
My surgeon has me scheduled to start PT on Tuesday, which is exactly 2 weeks post surgery.
Although the PT protocal doesn’t seem too rigorous, it’s seems to be a bit premature based on what I have read from other bloggers. Have any of you heard of anyone starting PT 2 weeks post op??
Please let me know your thoughts or experiences with regard to PT taking place so soon after surgery.
Hope that all is well for you guys!!
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Posted on July 16th, 2008 by bryan
Greetings my fellow ATR survivors.
I must say that it’s refreshing to know that other people are going through the same thing that I am experiencing. Actually, I hate that anyone else has to deal with this. However, it is nice to know that there are people out there who can offer advice and understanding as to what it takes to recover from this type of injury.
I suppose I ruptured my achilles tendon on June 13th…yikes…Friday the 13th, nonetheless.
I was playing softball and out of nowhere, I fell down while running from 1st to 2nd base. I was able to crawl to 2nd base (Safe!!) but that was the end of the night for me. I didn’t initially realize that I ruptured my achilles. I simply thought that I had sprained my ankle. So, I went home and iced my ankle and called it a night.
I proceeded to ice and elevate the ankle while I continued to live my life. I spent a weekend in Kentucky hanging out and dancing with friends. I went to Costa Rica for work and walked around in the jungle. After that trip, I could barely walk. In fact, I had to use the dreaded golf cart at the airport to get from my gate to the baggage claim area. My ankle has swelled to the size of a grapefruit.
The next morning,(June 29th) I went to the Emergency Room where I was diagnosed with a ruptured achilles. It was difficult to schedule an appointment with an Orthopediac surgeon who specializes in Foot & Ankle. After calling several surgeons, mind you, I live in Fort Lauderdale, and we only have 5 surgeons who specialize in this field in all of South Florida, I was able to get an appointment for July 2nd.
I met with the doc, who confirmed that it was a complete rupture of the tendon. Surgery was scheduled for July 8th.
Today, I am 8 days post op and I feel great. I haven’t been on pain meds in a week. I haven’t had much pain. I don’t have a cast. I have a splint. My doctor said that he wanted to be aggressive with my rehab. It looks like I’ll be starting PT at week 3. I’m not sure how I feel about that. In one scense, I want to be as agressive as possible and get back to full strength ASAP. However, I eager as I am, I don’t want to rush things to the point that I risk re-repture. I have to admit…I AM SICK OF BEING ON CRUTCHES…SICK OF BEING IN A SPLINT….SICK OF BEING ON THE COUCH….SICK OF IT ALL REALLY……but hey, patience is a virtue.
I look forward to communicating with some of my fellow ATRers and learning from you experiences.
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Posted on July 11th, 2008 by bryan
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