Drop-foot or AFO Brace?

Has anyone ever used a drop-foot or AFO brace during the month they have transitioned into regular shoes?  I’m trying to find something to protect my foot after I am out of the boot.  I just want to do anything I can to avoid a re-rupture.  My friend was given an AFO Brace years ago [...]

Week 9- Standing Heel Raises

Well, I now officially know why people cry in physical therapy.  Up until now, it’s been pretty fun, aside from the occasional massage/torture on scar tissue.  Today, my physical therapist asked me to do things I don’t even remember how to do- like stand up from a chair without using my arms and leaning forward [...]

Week 8 Post Re-Rupture

Just when I feel like I am making such great progress, I realize how far I still have to go.  I started driving on Sunday.  While I have great control over my right foot, I still am paranoid about the chance of re-rupture.  I have to use my left foot to really brake hard or [...]

Physical Therapy, Round 2

At week 7, I started up physical therapy again.  My previous physical therapist had taken a new job and wasn’t going to be there so I opted to go to a physical therapist who focuses only on foot and ankle issues.   My friend and tennis instructor (who was on the court when I initially [...]

5 weeks down… PRP, PT, FWB?

The trip and the holidays made those 5 weeks NWB fly by.   I saw my ortho at the 5 week point and he was much more positive this time.  This time, my foot responded to the Thompson test and so there was a little cheer by everyone when it moved!  He was much happier [...]

Cruising on One Leg

This was going to be interesting… navigating through airports, new hotels, new places, different countries… all on one foot and a knee scooter.  I had so many questions and the “unknown” was unnerving.  I had already been dumped on my scooter because of bumps in the road so I was pretty nervous and feeling pretty [...]

Questioning the fit of the Vacocast

I wear a size 9 women’s shoe so I was really in between sizes.  When I ordered my Vacocast, I went back and forth trying to decide on a small or a medium.  I chose small based not the advice of the Vacocast team.  They said I was right in between and it would be [...]

3 weeks post-rerupture- More casting or Vacocast?

My follow up with my doctor was 3 weeks after being casted.  We were supposed to leave for our Florida and Caribbean vacation 2 days later so I was eager to see what the doctor had to say.
They removed the cast and he flipped me over to do the Thompson test.  The Thompson test is [...]

New Gear

This time around, I decided I’m investing in good equipment.  I ordered my Vacocast, found a new knee scooter that doesn’t tip so easily, bought cushions for the crutches, and found awesome waterproof cast protectors at Walgreens.  Although I couldn’t put my Vacocast on yet, the new equipment made life SO much easier.  Sadly, insurance [...]

Noooo….. Re-Rupture

Just shy of 10 weeks post-op, I was out running errands.  Dumb errands- buying Christmas scented candles at the mall, grocery shopping (I have plenty of family members who would have done it for me), decorations for Christmas cookies  for a get together we were having that night.  All day, I kept thinking how my [...]