One Week Post Op

I have read numerous posts on this site and I am glad I don’t have to go through this alone.  I ruptured my left achilles doing something I have done thousands of times in my life, running bases.  I was on first base when my teammate hit a line drive to right field.  As I rounded 2nd base it happened.  I though the ball hit me in the heel.  I got up took another step and fell back down again.  I saw the ball in the third baseman’s mitt, I knew immediately what happened.  Two weeks (June 30th) I was under the knife.  I had no idea what to expect.  That’s when I ran across this site.

I am currently 1 week post op today.  Surgery went real well, it was scheduled at 11:15am.  I got the the office around 9:15 and was prepped at 10:15.  I was medicated, nerve block put it in and asleep by 11:00.  Doc said everything went great he was able to put everything back together and casted me as close to 90 degrees as he could.  He said this would aid in the long term recovery, and shorten the long haul I have ahead to me.  He wants to get me in a boot as close to 90 as possible in my first post op appt. on July 15th.  I was home on my couch at 1:45pm that day.

I was very comfortable and numb until 10:30pm when the nerve block wore off.  I took my pain meds starting at 8pm and quickly found out they did not work.   I had to change from Vicodin to Percocet.  It was the most excruciating 35 minutes of my life.  However, once the pain meds kicked in I was fine.  I was able to come off of them by Thursday morning.  I was up and crutching around and went to BBQ on Friday.  I was still elevated and icing, but it was nice to get out of the house.

Today was my first day back to work.  I will keep you updated on my progress.

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