The First Bath

I had my first bath since my ATR, I know I am really lucky as I am only 3 weeks 3 days post op. My surgeon fitted me with a boot after 2 weeks post op. I am not really a ‘bath’ person as I mainly have showers.
But this bath was sheer bliss…………and the ankle [...]

Day 22 Post Op - So far so good.

Well I have had my walking boot for 8 days now and so far so good. I have seen small progress in only a week which I am very pleased with. I take the boot off 3 times a day for a couple of hours each time. I wiggle and curl up my toes 5 [...]

My new Achillesblog.com custom t-shirt

My new achillesblog.com custom t-shirt has arrived all the way from the states. When choosing the shirt i decided to customize it a little. I decided to vastly enlarge the logo to fill the front of the shirt instead of the normal small one.
The website did advise me that the picture cold be pixelated and [...]

Day 18 Post OP - Some Boot Pics

As you know us ATR sufferers have plenty of time on out hands. So I thought i take photos of my boot and it’s inners for all those ATR people who never get to use a boot for one reason or another. As you can see in the photos I have two heel inserts to [...]

Day 17 Post OP - My first two days in my boot

First of all I’d like to thank everyone who has took the time to reply to my last post regarding the boot.
My first two days have been quite different. On the first day i was so scared to even put my foot to the ground let alone put any weight on it. I tried several [...]

Day 15 Post OP- Need your help and advice with walking boot

As you may have read in my previous post I was put into a walking boot yesterday after my two week post op visit. I can take it off and shower but not bath for another week, I have heels in the boot which i need to strip off layers over the next six weeks. [...]

Day 14 Post OP- Doctors Pleased - Cast Off- Walking boot on

Well i went back to see my consultant today and actually saw my scar for the first time. The surgeon said that the operation went to plan and was a straight forward repair. He examined my scar and said it was healing fine and that i could take a shower now and a bath next [...]

Two week post OP visit - Tomorrow

I go back to hospital tomorrow for my visit to my consultant. It will be 14 days since my operation. To be honest i have mixed feelings about the visit. I want to know how my leg is healing and to make sure everything is moving in the right direction. I was told very little [...]

Day 12 Post OP - ICE & REST…..???

I keep reading people who mention Ice and rest, Ok, I understand the rest side of things bit not the ICE? I am nearly two weeks post op and i have a half cast on my leg that runs down the back of my leg, under my heel to my toes.
My confusion here is how [...]

Day 10 Post OP - Stitches or Staples?

I was never told what they had put my wound back together with after my op. I have read and seen pictures on here of both. I have stitches in wounds before and always had the itching/tugging feeling a few days before they are due to come out and I amĀ  getting that now. I [...]

Day 8 Post OP - Worried - In pain with Good Leg….!

Well its 8 days now since the op and my ATR feels ok. I still get the throbbing when I use the crutches to move around the house but as soon as i sit down and put my leg up it feels fine. I am completely off the pain killers for over 36 hours now [...]

Day 7 Post OP

Well i finally got up to date with my posts. My leg is doing ok and not in really any pain. Constipation seems to be subsiding and I’m nearly returning to some normality ( too much information for some people )
I had a weird feeling this morning I was lying in bed sort of [...]

Day 6 Post OP

5th Oct 08
Well i have finally got down to 2 pain killers a day now and that’s to help me have a good nights sleep. I am glad really because the constipation has got a little bad. I have been today but I am far from being back to normal and the bloated feeling still [...]

Day 4 Post Op

3rd Oct 08
Well I am a fair bit of pain but the pain killers are doing there job. If i keep my leg elevated it is ok, I have read other people need to keep their legs raised above their heart levels but to be honest I have not found this. As long as i [...]