- Name: dj22
Location: Southington, CT
Injured during: Basketball
Which Leg: L
206 wks 2 days Post-ATR
204 wks 2 days
Since start of treatment
- Name: dj22
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I got the ok to toss the boot at the 9 week mark, last Friday. So nice to be able to just get up and help out again. Still have a little limp going, but mostly doing ok except I do get quite a bit of swelling in my foot and leg by the end of the day. I might be pushing it a bit too hard, so I will discuss this with my PT later today. My scar took a long time to heal to the point that I was allowed to go into the water, didn’t get that until just about the 8 week mark. I now find that swimming is really comfortable although I need to be careful not to push off.
I’m interested to hear from others about their swelling for the first week of 2 shoes. It was such a huge relief to get off crutches, and would be just as big of one on 2 shoes if it wasn’t for the swollen foot issues. When I wake up in the AM my feet look close to the same, but by the end of the day not so much.
June 5, 2013 | | 1 Comment
It has been awhile since my last update. Recovery is going well. Here’s a summary of my recovery. Based on a second opinion I had the surgery on April 26th. The surgery was bit more extensive than the surgeon expected as the tear ends on both sides were more like spaghetti and he needed to take a graph from my calf. I was told that it was a very good thing that the surgery was done as the damage was more severe than what was thought based on the MRI. First week post surgery was fairly painful, but got myself off the meds by day 4. Needed to keep my leg elevated most of the time or my toes would quickly turn purple. Did manage to go on a business trip 9 days post op. Not the most fun, but made it through ok… I have to give Delta airlines lots of good press, they really were helpful in working with me.
I got my staples out at week 2 and then was re-casted with foot only tilted about 10 deg down, got cast off at five week mark. Now I’m in a walking boot with no lifts and PWB. Started PT today and feeling pretty good. Hopefully get to dump the crutches in the next week. I’m so sick of the crutches as I have been on them now for almost 8 weeks. I lost two weeks by not having surgery right away, but needed to delay due to vacation. Pain isn’t too bad now and looking forward to keep progressing through PT. Expect to be FWB by week 7.
I have been fortunate to have a surgeon (he is a friend of a co-worker) that has taken the time with me and answer all my questions. He is well aware of all the treatment options, but has outlined a good plan tailored to me. I won’t be playing sports for quite some time, but hopefully will be two shoes before the 10 week mark.
At home now and the nerve block is wearing off, experiencing decent amount of pain (5 or 6) and taking vicoden and elevating constantly… going ok. Feel bad for my wife as she is doing everything, which used to be my job:)
Sorry for long note, but I have lots to say. Please feel free to join in on my blog… I’m hoping that it will be a combination of sharing info, learning from each other, and maybe a laugh or two… My goals are to fully recover as quickly and safely as possible, and to do everything to not re-injure or tear the other one. Got to go, my wife just came in from running the dog - never thought I would miss running.