Day 27 Post-Tear, Day 16 Post-Surgery

Hard cast off and into a boot w/ heel lift to approx 15-20% plantar flextion. Haven’t had any real pain, mostly just minor annoyances.  It’s  amazing the calf atrophy in my left leg compared to my right. I’ve got one chicken leg and one with some beef on it.

It is really  nice not to have something stuck to my leg and I’m really looking forward to taking a shower and washing my left leg and foot for the first time in 16 days! Also sleeping hopefully will be alot easier.

It was encouraging to hear my doctor say “Wow, it’s almost totally healed, thats amazing.” So, I go back in 11 days to see how the progress continues and hopefully can go to no lift and begin putting pressure on it.

I’ve pretty much been able to do everything I normally would now and consider myself an expert on navigation with crutches. Surprisingly the time has gone relatively quickly compared to how I believed it would be.

3 Responses to “Day 27 Post-Tear, Day 16 Post-Surgery”

  1. Congrats on getting out of the cast! Sounds like things are progressing nicely. Keep up the good work!

  2. Sounds like great progress - I am still in a cast and am very jealous of your opportunity to have a proper wash of your leg! Being able to get around confidently on crutches makes a big difference too and makes everything a bit more bearable. Hope everything keeps progressing so well for you.

  3. According to and the Exeter protocol on Suddsy’s blog, you should be able to start PWB now (or a week ago). That may stop the atrophy some.

    And if you can install the ATR Timeline Widget (details linked from Main Page), it will remind us of your FAQs, so you don’t have to in your titles.

    Keep healing and strengthening and posting!

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