Lou’s Road to Recovery!

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I’ve joined the club!

Filed under: Uncategorized — luliebelle at 1:18 am on Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hello fellow recoverers!
My name’s Louise, I’m 30 years old and I live in Australia. I ruptured my right achilles tendon on January 16 playing netball and had surgery to repair it the next day.
Firstly, I just wanted to thank Dennis for this site and to everyone who has posted on it. I have gathered so much information and so much hope from you all in the past fortnight and I’m incredibly grateful I stumbled across this site.
I’ve been very lucky so far, with little swelling or pain. I haven’t been in a cast or splint, my surgeon prefers to leave the foot bandaged to allow for greater mobility.
I had my first post-op visit to the surgeon this week and he is thrilled with my recovery so far. He told me I should have been moving my foot around more (which they didn’t tell me and anyway, I was too scared to move it at all) and he’s given me some simple stretches to do. Hopefully, I’ll start some light weight bearing in 3 weeks, when I see him again. It all feels very fast, but I’m feeling great and my surgeon hasn’t had a patient re-rupture in his 30 years of practice so I trust him. I have to trust someone, right?
Thanks for reading!

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Comment by annieh

February 5, 2009 @ 8:53 am

Hi Louise,

Sorry you have had to join this ‘club’ but you will find it invaluable over the next few months. Ask anything someone will be able to give you help or advice.

Whilst you are sweltering in the heat over there in Auzzie we are freezing to death here in England.

Anyway, keeping blogging and reading. Good luck.


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