June, 2008 archive

Day 54: Full Weight Bearing (sort of) and Golf Trip

June 22nd, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

Day 54 Post-ATR
My home health nurse came by this morning to remove the wound vac (4 day cycle–2 dressing changes).  Wound looks much better and seems to be closing as expected.  I leave for Phoenix, AZ for a golf trip in the morning, so I’m back to “wet to dry” dressings for now.  No vac.  Changes will [...]

Boot Question??

June 20th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

I have a short boot–the DonJoy MaxTrax Ankle Walker—it does not isolate the calf muscle.  From everything I have read about boots for an achilles tendon repair, most of the boots that most patients get will isolate the calf muscle.  I do have wound issues, so maybe I have the short boot because of that??? 
Has my doc [...]

Disney World Trip

June 18th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

Well–I’m back and THANK GOODNESS!!  What a trip.  We spent 7 nights at WDW and I truthfully believe that it was the most crowded I have ever seen it (9th trip since 1994).  We decided on the way home that we will definitely be back, but no time soon!  Even though it was very crowded, [...]

Day 32: Bledsoe Boot and Wound Problems

June 7th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

32 Days post-op:  fitted for the Bledsoe boot today.  Even though I still have a quarter size opening in my incision area, my doc said it would still be okay to go into the boot.  He said it wouldn’t affect anything we are doing from a healing standpoint as long as I didn’t over do [...]