Day 37, 3rd PT…..Celebrate good times, come on

Columbus, OH-”Celebrate good times come on” That song is coming to mind after I put down the crutches after 5 weeks Post-Op.  I am very happy to be able to walk and as Erie stated before “AMAZED” how quickly FWB has come. It was all mental to me, my therapist told me that the boot would not allow the tendon to rupture again and that it was safe for me to put my FULL weight on it. Life is great except for this gait (haha I was poet and I didnt know it, anyways…..) I put  a sole insert into my gym shoe and there was no dice. My ”good” achilles was feeling it so I quickly pulled it out and now I am walking around in a work boot to try and off set the gait. What have other people done to off set the gait during the boot stage as far as insoles or heel lifts? Any good suggestions also going from the boot stage to the 2-shoe stage as far as insoles or heel lifts? Thanks…Oh Yeah, I know someone asked how to post pictures and I can’t figure it out,I took some pictures of my achilles as I have a very different cut then all of you, I just was going to post it so everyone could see…Thanks, Matt..     

4 Responses to “Day 37, 3rd PT…..Celebrate good times, come on”

  1. 1 walshie June 13, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Nice work Matts, congrats on your progress.

    I just have a sneaker on my good foot, boot on right. There are no pins or wedges or lifts in the boot, just a reg ole aircast..not even sure of the angle of it. I walk w a pretty bad limp b/c of the boot, and I’m pretty much sick of it. I hope to get it off June 27th, fingers crossed.

  2. 2 tennisjunkie June 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I’m a girl, and girl shoes come in platforms and heels! I am using a beach sandal with a 3/4 inch sole and a larger heel, so I don’t tilt too much.

    So - how helpful is that? You can go to the ladies shoes and get yourself a platform shoe. :) Not very helpful, I know.

  3. 3 daveleft June 14, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Congrats on the FWB step. I was pretty timid the first day and then if was off to the races (not really). The only real tip I have for you is just take it S-L-O-O-O-W. Not much as I can tell to do about the gait except small steps and patience.

    I’m scheduled to go to 2-shoes this week and am getting that feeling of apprehension all over. I presume it will quickly pass as it did for PWB and FWB. But still…that repaired AT seems so tight I don’t know how it’s going to move at all without my stinky boot. But my PT keeps telling me that the only way I can re-rupture is if I jump off the dining room table. So, needless to say, I shan’t be doing that!

    Good luck with your excellent recovery. I’m sure we’ll be comparing 2-shoes notes quite soon.

  4. 4 matts June 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the good advice guys. I am finally going to go out and hang out with at the Pub with my friends. I haven’t done ANYTHING for the last 5 weeks except go to the gym and sit in my home. Time to live a little but I will be taking a crutch with me tonight, just in case I get into any trouble walking..

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