Went to see Dr. C yesterday for my 6-weeks post surgery checkup (it was day 45), and I was expecting to have the cast removed and placed in a walking boot. Anna cut off the cast, Dr. C checked out my foot range of motion - felt the tendon - and decided to not move me to a walking boot. This shocked the heck out of me - and my wife. He wrote a script for 6 weeks of PT / 3x a week…and I walked out of his office (on crutches) barefoot! We were psyched! He said I could expect to be walking - without crutches - in another 1 to 2 weeks, and I could start putting weight on w/ crutches. He also said I can resume driving when I feel comfortable, but to make sure I brake w/ the left foot for fear of slamming on the brakes. We were shocked.
I had my first PT session this morning….as I wanted to jump right on it and get my ROM and strength back as soon as possible. My calf measured 36cm, while my good leg/calf measured 39cm…not too bad after 45 days in a cast. Today we worked on ROM and massage…sent me home with some flex exercises. I go back tomorrow for day 2….so far so good.
The PT also said it would be 8 months post-surgery until I resume normal exercise / sports activities like running. Skiing I could be more aggressive with - hoping to be able to ski this winter. Golf - TBD.
I soaked my foot/leg for about 30 mins last night after the cast was removed - damn it’s good to be out of that thing….
I’m still getting a lot of swelling…but making progress. Hope to be driving by this weekend, or maybe tomorrow?
More to come.