14 Days Post-op

July 9, 2012

I seem to be one of the few women with an achilles tendon injury and I think it will help with this long recovery if I start posting my progress.

I am currently 14 days post-op. I had no choice my tendon was torn [95% of it] was too close to my ankle and would not have healed correctly. I spent 10 days in a cast and on complete bed rest, except for trips to the bathroom, before I was put in my air boot. I am still to treat the boot like a cast…and really it’s just feels better to sleep in it and be in it 99% of the time. I do take out for gentle up and down and circular movements to take the stiffness out and keep my toes from tingling so much.

Currently, I will be on a knee scooter/crutches for the next 4 weeks. I have been back at work (day 2) as a legal asst. so seated most of the time but leaving work early for this first week as my whole body is sore and exhausted….and maybe I’m a little depressed about the fact that I will not be running until January 2013:(