georgiemac’s AchillesBlog

Almost at 6 months

August 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hi to all, apologies for not updating. Once I was out of the boot and comfortable in shoes I haven’t looked back.

I am nearly at 6 months since my repair. I am still going to physio every 3 wks and am also having appointment on my ‘good’ tendon to try and relax my muscles and tendon.

I have been told to hold off on running, but otherwise I am swimming, using the exercise bike and the mini tramp.

I am on the lookout for a good pair of heels to move into (my old stilettos and heels are probably too much of a leap at this stage).

I still get stiffness in the mornings. Travelling on planes is also hilarious as the foot swells and doesn’t bode will with humidity (I thought I had been bitten by something terrible on a work trip to Papua New Guinea!).

I couldn’t have imagined ever getting back to where I am now when I was sitting at home in March with the awkward cast. My medic friend said I would never take my mobility for granted again.. hopefully I won’t!

Thanks for the support of everyone on this site. It is certainly a physical journey, but the mental hurdle in rupturing the largest tendon in your body was definitely the bigger challenge for me.

Categories: Uncategorized

2 responses so far ↓

  • Stuart // Aug 19th 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Georgie - well done. Have been thinking about how you were going. It’s hard for people just starting out to realise that it is not that long before they can enjoy the busy pace of life again. I recently had some radial shock wave therapy on my uninjured AT because of issues and it seems to have settle down. Some people say it hurts a bit but I didn’t find that. There are not that many doing it but I found a place in Gladesville and had it done while I was visiting family. I also agree that the mental hurdle is more of a challenge. Give me a physical challenge any day. Well maybe not any day.

  • kkirk // Aug 19th 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Glad to hear that you are doing so well after 6 months. You will also be surprised with the improvements that will happen from months 6-12. I saw alot of improvement with pain and swelling between month 6-8 or so. Keep up the good work.

Leave a Comment

To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture.
Anti-Spam Image

Powered by WP Hashcash