8 weeks, 5 days and counting

December 15th, 2009

I went on Friday and got checked over. I asked about why I seem to be at the back of this marathon and had a discussion about my treatment so far. My tendon had not just torn but had also become like a “cheesestring” or spaghetti. They had to cut away before repairing and so the tendon has been shortened as well as repaired. The boot is still at 20 degrees off flat and they decided to leave it there. They have referred me for physio with a recommend to “strenghten rather than lenghten” (although they said that hopefully some extra length might be gained) On a positive I do feel there has been some improvement and reading all you posts has shown that the key to recovery seems to be a positive and determined approach to getting back on 2 feet. It might take me a little longer but Iwill get there…don’t wait for me, I’llcatch you up!!

7 weeks

December 5th, 2009

I am now 7 weeks and 2 days post rupture and 7 weeks and 1 day post op. I went into a boot 8 days ago…still NWB but I am finding it far less comfortable than a cast!! I don’t know if anone has any tips on how you sleep with the damn thing on….I am sleep deprived and therefore grumpy about the whole situation. I know we all fix at different rates….and I suspect UK doctors are more conservative in the treatment but I seem to be miles behind so many of you.
Anyway…less moaning but any successful sleep tips will put a smile back on my face!!xxx


December 2nd, 2009

I slipped on 15th October, have had 3 casts and last week went into a boot. NWB  and I have no idea how long for…they just say that “we’ll see” . I have avoided daytime TV by reading your experiences and found comfort in them.My consultant seems to think that I will still be limping/using a stick in a year….has anyone else had this sort of feedback…and how can I speed up getting my life back!!?

My first post

December 2nd, 2009

I have been reading all your stories for the past 7 weeks. I simply slipped down the last two steps at home and heard a rifle typr crack, terrible pain and collapsed. I had surgery the next day and after 3 casts in 6 weeks went into a boot last Friday…still NWB for another 3+ weeks. I am finding the boot a pain in comparison to the cast..is this common?

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December 2nd, 2009

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