31 Days post op update

First of all I wanna say Thank You everyone, especially to the owner of this site.  Today is my first time since injury to go  out with my family and walk around the Shopping mall.

Here’s the recap of my injury.

Date of Injury: March 7, 2015

Was Misdiagnosed by my GP and told me that nothing to worry about and its just a sprained ankle. I told him that i felt someone hit the back of my knee really hard but he said that maybe comeback after 2 days and he will have a look again. So within  2 days tried  to walk PWB  and  started to feel the pain and swelling.

March 9, 2015

- comeback to my GP and insist for ultrasound that day. (Need referral )

March 12, 2015

- Ultrasound result confirmed a full rupture. GP advise me to go to hospital emergency dept with endorsement letter.- Checked by Doc using Thompson test method and booked me 1 to 2 week for surgery. ( waiting game huh) they said its not traumatic so I’m on the waiting list.

March 19, 2015 -( surgery Day 8:30am) Out the same day 11am with cast and toes pointed down. The Surgeon told me that ill be in cast for 4-6 weeks.

April 2, 2015.  - 1st post op appointment - this time a different doctor  attending on the outpatient department (not the surgeon who cut my foot). The nurse removed my cast and suture the incision looks fine.  This time i brought my Walking boot with me and insisted to them that i want to use my walkig boot. The nurse told me that the doctor is ok considering that i should be NWB for 2 weeks. (Gone home on Walking Boot with 3 wedges)

Because i don’t know  whats their protocol and wasn’t able to speak to doctor properly. his too busy for other patient (public hospital) and the  nurse advised me to comeback again after 2 weeks. I decided to follow one of the protocol on the main page with early WB And by reading  others story. (Was PWB since April 2, 2015).

April 16, 2015 -  2nd Post op appointment . Different Doc again (this is the 3rd doc). He just  Advised me to PWB  (Lol ) . Funny! I was FWB 2 days ago :)

now i am very happy on walking boot with one wedge and planning to fully flat after 2-4 days.

Happy Healing to all :)

(For me the first week was very depressing, Just stay Focus one day at a time)

2 Responses to “31 Days post op update”

  1. Good job Glen! If you take that last wedge out and it proves difficult then just put it back in…some have the last wedge in right up to or just after week 6. Remember you don’t want a dorsiflexion stretch too soon as the tendon hasn’t gone into the 6 week phase yet.

  2. Thanks Donna :) im flat on my boot now without any pain. Except in the morning were i feel the tendon and muscles was streching.. But after I warmed up its all good..:)


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