The road ahead…0-2weeks

As this is my first blog entry I guess it would be prudent to give a little run-down. I am a fit 37 year old physed teacher. I was playing rugby on May 28 and felt a pop (thought I was kicked). When I tried to stand and walk it off I quickly identified something was wrong. Once I removed my sock and saw the gap in my achilles I knew what had happened.
I made preparations on the trip home (it was a road game) in hopes that I would have surgery that night. The docket was already full and I ended up having surgery 36 hours later, May 30.
My pain level was never high during or following the injury, and the same can be said about the surgery. My surgery was percutaneous, which is quite a bit less invasive than a fully open repair. 6 (I think) small holes and some fancy needle work get everything where it should be. Ive been half casted for the past 2 weeks and go for my first follow up tomorrow with the surgeon.
I have experienced very little swelling, and was only on pain meds for 1 day. The biggest difficulty so far has arisen from trying to get around. I rented a knee scooter (great invention) which has irritated my old patellar tendonitis lump under my knee cap. Small price to pay for mobility and no crutches.

One Response to “The road ahead…0-2weeks”

  1. Greetings grahampix,

    I have my first post-op follow up on Tuesday, August 8th. My open surgery procedure was Monday, July 24th. General anesthesia and hardly any pain at all. Took regular Tylenol on that first day, but nothing since.

    My question is: What should I expect on my first follow up? Oh, and I have splint, not a cast.

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