Monday morning was my last appointment at the hospital, I sat waiting in the fractures clinic untill 11am to see one of the orthopedic consultants, not bad as my appointment was at 9.35am!!!
He was pleased with how the scar had healed but was surprised at how tight the achilles was, which was something the physio had mentioned the previous week.
I was able to return my crutches, and temporary cast - which was a great feeling!
I asked the the Doctor when I could return to Driving, and he said as long as I was able to an emergency stop then straight away. But he could see no problem with doing the emergency stop!
This was great news as I had only purchased my new car the week before the rupture, and only driven it 4 times! Although my wife didn’t share in my Joy as she hads had use of the car since then and become quite attatched to it!!
The Doctor also confirmed that i wouldn’t need to have anymore appointments at the hospital and to keep going to the physio.
That evening when Mandy came to pick me up from work, I attempted an emergency stop in the Car Park, which ent fine, so I drove home. My Leg ached quite a bit afterwards, but to be expected I supose!
My Walking has got loads better, but I still have heel wedges in my shoes, but my limp is nearly non exsistant!
Physio on tuesday went well, and she advised me to ditch the heel wedges now. I’ve been working out on the Stepper and Cycle at physio and I’ve noticed how unfit I’ve become. I’m allowed to go back to the Gym now so my physio has given me a list of exercises i can do safely. I’m looking forward to getting some resemblance of fitness back! It’s strange to think I should have been runing the London Marathoon in 4 months time!
The last 2 days have been my first with out heel wedges and I can definatley feel the difference, It’s almost like walking for the first time with the heel wedges! The achilles is just that little bit more strained, not painfully so, but enough for me to realise.
My new found mobility has given me some added confidence, so I’m going to my first Footy match next weekend - Saints Vs Forest, plus it meant I could get a ticket for The FA cup Tie against Moan Utd
I’ll update againt in a few weeks.