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Posted by: jimthejoiner | 09/05/2011

week 8 update

wel thats me just been to the out-patients to have my fibreglass cast removed and was under the impression that i was gettin an air walker boot for a while during staged of physio. when the cast was removed the surgeon was very pleased and said that i can now start FWB which i informed him i had been doing for the last 4weeks. he was very shocked but also very pleased to hear this and asked how it felt and if there was any pain. i said that it was awkward for the first few days but i soon got used to it so now i have been sent home with my trainers on and told to get to physio for some stretches and various other exercises. i am now allowed to drive to will be heading back to work soon i hope and sit about in the office. my ankle is kind of locked in the 90degree position but i feel it losening off and movement will return in no time i reckon.

what a difference having a bath has made, everything feels so much better now. the dry skin is slowly coming off and not itchy now.

Posted by: jimthejoiner | 22/04/2011

ah figured it out now,able to upload pictures

pictures visable?



Posted by: jimthejoiner | 21/04/2011


Hi everyone,

new to this site and slowly getting to know how various things work.

I have managed to upload some pictures of my wounds and thought i would share, surgeon stated he was happy with healing when NWB cast was removed.

Feel free to have a look on my blog and leave comments if you are at same stage in recovery,


Posted by: jimthejoiner | 19/04/2011

Hi everyone, I am new here and looking for info


i have recently gone throught an operation to lengthen my achilles tendon on my left leg and also had a steindler release done on the same foot in order to sort out some issues that i have had since early teenage years.

I got operation on the 10th of March and got NWB cast removed on the 4th of April and stitches taken out and a fibreglass refitted,given crutches back and told to put weight on my leg. Unsure of how much weight i was ment to put on leg i struggled away and 4days later i was walking without use of my crutches.

I was initially told that i would have this cast on for 6weeks but surgeon said at 4week post-op that i would only require it for 4weeks then have it removed and boot fitted for physio.

Can anyone tell me what the best exercises are for when i do get cast off and how best to look after myself as my local physio is not very good so i feel that i will end up doing everything myself with help from info i get online.

Many thanks,


(Aberdeenshire, Scotland)