After week and weeks and weeks of NWB once I got moving thing are improving. In two week went from scooter to rolling walker and then today to walking with just boot. Calf muscles are giving me fits as they learn to walk again. I think I can take that!
It all started with Peritonitis’. Doctors thought I had pneumonia for a couple of months before I got deathly ill. During this time I took 3 rounds of Medicine. I was on every strong antibiotics of several kinds for almost 4 weeks after surgery. It was right after this that the right heel started bothering me. I started walking a little strange because of the pain. Two years passed and the pain was getting unbearable. I went to an Orthopedic Doctor who x-rayed and put me in a boot for 6 weeks. During this time the heel felt great but as soon as the boot came off the pain came back. I started Tai Chi thinking the extra stretching would help my heel. I fell in love with Tai Chi and MMA but it didn’t help my heel. I continued my activities with the pain for another year and achieved my Green Belt. I suffered with it till October 2012 when I went another Orthopedic. I made the decision then that I was not going to spend another year this way. On November 21 I had open Achilles surgery. I am 65 years old and I want to get back to my MMA. My goal is to obtain my Black Belt!