It’s been a little while since I last posted, so I figured it’s time. Especially with all the bad news of reruptures, I wanted to throw some better news out there…well…..better being not another rerupture story. Well I’m at 99 days post op. Number one, it has flown by. Well, at least for me it has flown by. I am walking around fine and out of official physical therapy. Of course I’m still suppose to be doing my own routine, but I miss quite often. I do a bunch of standing calf raises and stretching throughout the day, but not much dedicated PT. At the gym lifting, I will do a set of raises in between my other sets. So I guess I’m not doing too bad. At the end of the day, the bottom of my heel still hurts to walk around bare foot on, so I usually try and get off of it. And in the morning, I’ll get those needle sensations in my heel for the first few steps and the achilles is tight. The shower usually loosens it up. The scar seems to be toughening up too. Still have some callousing going on, but it seems to be improving. I also noticed that my scar is wider at the bottom. I think that it is probably from being the part that gets rubbed the most…..hense the callouses. I will try and post some week 15 scar pics next week.
My protocol says that I can start a jogging program in under two weeks, but I’m still a little leary of that concept. Think that I’ll make sure I can do some good single leg calf raises before I try. I will definitely keep on the bike hard in the meantime. At least I can walk around somewhat “normal”. That has been the lastest milestone.
Keep up the good work everyone….and the faith. ATR Sufferers Unite!