Went in to see Dr. C yesterday for my scheduled checkup, 11 weeks post OP. It was a brief visit, and everything is looking great and on schedule. I asked him where on the tendon I had surgery, and he pointed out the exact location…on the lower end of the Achilles / where there’s a little bump and it’s tender. My calf muscle is coming back to full size, still working on the strength.
I went to PT last night immediately after the doc appt. I have been going to PT for 5 weeks now, 2 to 3 times per week, and it makes a difference. It’s amazing, 2 weeks ago I walked for the first time and it was in a pool. Now, I am wearing 2 shoes and walking most of the time without a crutch. In PT I’ve been working on the sitting elliptical machine, and standing on one leg for 1 minute straight. It feels good to be making progress. I recommend PT!!!
I’ve been traveling more often now, went to San Francisco again last week, heading to Omaha next week. Sitting in a middle seat back from CA last week made for a long flight. Good news, the swelling in my foot/leg has greatly reduced over the past 2 weeks.
My next appointment with Dr. C is in 6 weeks, which will be 17 weeks post OP. Cheers and happy recovery to all.