Hello Achilles land,
Since my last post i have made leaps and bounds. Still in the boot but ditched the crutches 2 weeks ago when i got to 75% wb and sported a cane. This week I am still in the boot but have ditched the cane as i am at 100% wb.
Seems like every day gets better. Just have to focus on going slow with all the snow and ice on the ground right now.
My biggest highlight was going to the winter classic on the 1st in ann arbor to see my lovely leafs play a great game against the wings. I got primetime treatment from the event staff and security as i was still on my crutches at that point. No security lines, no bathroom lines and most importantly NO BEER LINES! Almost backed out last minute as i was nervous about my achilles but more than happy i went. Something ill remember forever and ever.
Another highlight is that i returned to work on the 6th of January. 6 weeks minus a day after the ATR. First couple days were rough with swelling [though no pain, more of just that uncomfortable feeling of being trapped in a boot] Days got easier after the first two and as long i pop off the boot every couple hours and do some stretches then i feel great.
As far as physio goes all im doing right now is plantar, dorsi and side to side stretches. holding for 5 seconds, 10 reps, 3 sets / 4 x daily. I have an appt with my surgeon on wednesday and at that point im hoping to get the go ahead for some strengthening exercises and hopefully learning how to walk all over again.
Ive got 2 shoes in my sights! But from reading so many stories on here i know to take it easy, pace myself, have realistic expectations and enjoy the small victories.
Good luck to everyone else on here.