20 Weeks!

I honestly didn’t believe my Ortho when she said it would take at least 6 months to be active again post ATR.  It’s been 4.5 and she wasn’t far off.  After 4 weeks in a cast, 6 in a walking boot and 10 total weeks of PT, the past 3 weeks have been much better and except for early morning and evening, I can take normal strides.

Running, or at least jogging, is the next step.  I saw the Ortho for the last time on the 17th and she gave me the option for another 4 weeks of optional PT, mainly for agility and because I told her the day after my ATR that I want to be able to do everything I was able to before the injury.

If you’re out there and just suffered an ATR, keep your head up.  It can be a  long road to recovery.  However, listen to what your Ortho recommends and then work hard with your PT’s.  They’re the ones I give most credit to for my recovery and would highly recommend them.

2 Responses to “20 Weeks!”

  1. Wow. That IS a long time…especially looking at it from week one. Glad that you are doing well and sounds like you are just about there. Great!

  2. Tomorrow it will be a week since my achilles popped on me. Reading this makes me so happy that there is an end to this, but the journey seems so long!!! Well done you, enjoy your liberation x

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