9 Weeks out and things are going good. Been out of cast for 3 weeks now. Doc said i should use the crutches for about a week after the cast came off. I ditched it the next day. Don’t know whether this was stupid or not. It felt really good at the time and has since. Haven’t had any problems. Didn’t need any heel supports.
Am able to stretch my tendon quite well now. Can put my knee about 5cms past the front of my foot and increasing everyday. Doing two legged calf raises and balancing on 1 foot to increase strength. PT says slow but sure. PT every week now and will increase as my strength gets better. We’ll take it one week at a time.
Went and kicked the footy with my son today. Awesome. Good to be back in the gym again. I’m back doing full upper body weight training again which helps the time go by. Got to get rid of the kgs while i was on my arse for 6-7 weeks.
My scare/wound is taking a while to heal. The area at the fleshy part of the wound has healed fine but the bit where the tendon is closer to the skin is taking a while.
It is a bit of a drag being winter and cold but we’ll get there.
I’ve reading some post regarding vitamins and supplements people have taken. I am interested to here what everyone has been taking. I took Glutamine and Cissus for the first 8 weeks. Now I’ve added gym supplements and protein but i would like to here if anybody has any thought. I don’t know whether my supplements helped or not. I did come out of the cast past 90 degrees at 6 weeks and then FWB at 6 weeks 2 days. I’d like to think they helped and are still helping but i’m not to sure.
Try not to get down all you newcomers. It does get better, we just have to be patient. Good healing all.