9 months postop - playing tennis!

It has been way too long since I’ve posted here and it was eye opening for me to go back and read my last post from 8 weeks postop back in late September. The goal of this post is to detail my rehab as I really couldn’t have imagined it going any better than it [...]

8 weeks postop

It’s been a while since I’ve posted so wanted to give an update, especially for those who are earlier on than myself in the recovery. I have seen substantial improvement since my last post at week 5. At week 6, I was instructed to go FWB in the boot which I was placed in at [...]

5 weeks postop - cast off, in a boot

Hi everyone. I went from a splint for 10 days to a cast for 3 weeks. They cut it off yesterday and I am now PWB in a boot, FWB starting next week. The atrophy of my calf is pretty severe, but honestly not quite as bad as I was expecting. The incision actually [...]

First post-op visit

The good news is that my wound is healing very well (I’ve had it elevated 90% of the time) and that as everyone here had assured me, my re-rupture fright was unfounded. The bad news is that it was the worst rupture my surgeon had ever seen in more than 25 years!  (I guess in [...]

10 days after surgery - re-rupture scare!

Hi everyone. Finishing up the week at the beach here. No real issues during the week - just a lot of scooting around on the knee scooter with the kids. Tonight is our last night here and we took kids for ice cream. When we finished, I stupidly tried to hop over to the knee [...]

6 days after surgery - At the Beach!

I followed everyone’s advice and decided to take our planned trip to the beach with our 3 year old boy and 5 year old girl. We’ve been here 3 days now and it has gone pretty well all things considered. I have a knee scooter which is essential, and my wife has been like [...]

48 hours after surgery

The pain was brutal last night but it’s now been almost 8 hours since my last percocet and it’s manageable right now…I think. My family and I are scheduled to go for a week at the beach starting tomorrow (this was decided before the injury) and the doctor was okay with the idea. We have [...]

24 hours after surgery

Hi everyone - continue to learn an enormous amount from the site. I’m feeling pretty good for the most part. Had a slight headache last night due to anesthesia, I think, but pain was manageable. Felt great this morning though. However, in the last few hours the pain around the incision has gotten dramatically [...]

Surgery in 6 hours

Thanks Dennis for creating my account and for hosting the site. It is a great source of information and support. I am a former pro tennis player and fully ruptured my Achilles 4 days ago at a tennis team event in SC. I knew instantly that my right Achilles was shredded when it happened. This [...]