5 weeks in

Hi, I ruptured my right achilles skiing back on 7th April, and had the op on 15th, cast till the 25th then boot nwb til 30th when stitches came out and pwb. Back to the doc on 17 may to have butterfly stitches off and take out 5 cm wedge out down to 1.5 cm wedge in boot and wedge in left shoe. Doc says now plan to get into 2 shoes in next 2 weeks, and drive in 3 weeks, so will be 8 weeks post surgery till driving. So that’s where we are, starting 4th pt appt. Have to say this site has been incredibly useful in answering so many concerns and issues ! Fantastic. In case it helps others the biggest issues I have faced have been aching wrists from crutches, anxiety of rerupture and pain from over use of other leg and rupture of that one  ! (a lot of it unnecessarily , frankly), just being cautious works. Think the pain meds and healing of leg runs you down so keeping perspective is not only critical but hard. First 2 weeks are hardest and time drags but as soon as in boot and pwb , time moves faster and frustration calms. Again I am 5 weeks in and relate to so much of the other blogs, so thanks to all for your input and support, happy and quick healing to all.

I still struggling to workout how it went in a ski boot on relatively flat slow moving track, maybe just hit slush, but suspect as am 47 it may be more wear and tear, but had no symptoms and had had a fantastic season. …….I am a Brit living in US, and have to say the medical support and care I have received has been nothing short of spectacular.

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  2. Good Q about how it happened. We’ve had a few skiing ATRs here, but mostly jumping off cornices and such.It all sounds good (after the ATR, that is!).

  3. Hi, Mine went walking up the stairs with a cup of coffee in my hand, so there is no why and where for I’m afraid. I can completely relate to the pain of crutches when NWB and constant fear of rerupture. Keep up with the blog, looking forward to reading your updates. Micah

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