16 months post op…and first post in 11 months

I had surgery in June 2012 for a rerupture that I tried to heal non-op from an injury that occurred in Feb 2012. My last post was early November 2012. Since then I moved, changed jobs, and life kind of took over and I haven’t kept up with the Achilles Blog community.
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Almost 5 months post op…

It’s been quite a while since my last post. Things have been progressing for the most part. Sometimes it seems like I’ve come a really long way and sometimes it seems like I’m not making that much progress. I’ve been seeing a phys therapist 1x or 2x per week for the past [...]

5 weeks post-surgery…feels pretty good

Tomorrow will be 5 weeks from my surgery date. Things are going pretty well. The incision looks great and I’ve been able to get in the pool for a couple weeks now. The exercise is awesome and the kicking has certainly helped with my ROM. Many thanks to Ryanb for the [...]

Surgery for rerupture +12 days

Quick update: Surgery to fix my rerupture was Monday, June 11th. I had originally attempted the UWO non-op protocol but I didn’t start rehab until about a month after the injury because it took 3 weeks to get it diagnosed. At week 10 it reruptured (I was in 2 shoes and walking [...]

Surgery today

Hi everybody,
Thanks to all for the kind words of support over the past couple of days. Surgery today was a success. Well, I guess I should define success as there was nothing out of the ordinary, no complications during the procedure, and the surgeon didn’t see anything that wasn’t already anticipated. No [...]

Surgery for my rerupture

It’s been pretty eventful since my rerupture episode on May 30th. I had a referral to see a foot & ankle specialist this week on Wednesday and surgery is scheduled for Monday morning. As anxious as I was and have been about having surgery, I think I reached the conclusion that it’s my [...]

Confirmation of re-rupture

I saw the orthopedics today (a different PA as my usual one was not there) and they confirmed that I did fully re-rupture my Achilles on Wednesday. So I guess it’s back to square 1 with the non-op rehab protocol although I’m not 100% convinced that will work. My other PA basically said [...]

Big step backwards today…

I just passed the 10 week point and had been in two shoes for the past 2 weeks. Things had been going great! I started physical therapy and had been cleared to start cardio which was really exciting because I managed to pack on a few extra pounds over these last couple of [...]

8 weeks…2 shoes!

I’ve had some pretty good news with my recovery over this past week or so. 10 days ago I had my first physical therapy session and he was very happy with my range of motion and overall appearance of my ankle area.
Yesterday was with my ortho for the 8 week appt and [...]

Non-op rehab question about scar tissue

Howdy folks,
Today’s post is a question about scar tissue. I am almost 6 weeks along in my rehab (non-op protocol) and am fully weight bearing in a walking boot with the 2 cm heel lift. My 4-week checkup was good and the Docs said it was going well. They could tell the [...]