Today I had my 16 week checkup with Dr. C., it was a quick evaluation and everything is looking great. He asked if I had question about my timeline for participating in any specific sports. I inquired about downhill and cross-country skiing. He cleared me for both come January. He said to take the run [...]
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December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment
November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment
I am 13 weeks post OP and have been FWB for the past 4 weeks. I’ve tried wearing many different pairs of shoes over the past month, to include running shoes, flip flops, work shoes, casual shoes, etc…and I have found the perfect pair of shoes for those of us ‘hump heels’ recovering from ATR: [...]
October 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment
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 [...]
October 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Today is 10 weeks post OP, making good progress. Ok, so the cubs have been eliminated, but I’m close to officially ditching the crutches. I have been going to PT for about 4 weeks - good stuff! A week ago, I started walking in a pool to work on range of motion, leg strength and [...]
October 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments
8 Weeks ago today, 8/8/08: the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, the Cubs were playing good baseball, and I went under the knife. My how time flies when you’re having fun?
I’ve been out of the cast and attending PT for 2 weeks now. I am still on crutches - PWB, but gaining strength [...]
September 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments
Day#47 Post Surgery:
It’s day 3 out of the cast, and went to PT today for the second session. We worked on light ROM exercises: standing holding onto table on both feet, leaning slightly forward to gently stretch the AT; weight-shift exercise - standing on both feet (while holding onto table) - shifting weight gently back [...]
September 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments
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 [...]
September 12th, 2008 · No Comments
It’s been 5 weeks today since I went under the knife, the fact that I haven’t hacked the cast off myself early is starling. ..what’s the worst thing that could happen?
I go in on 9/22 to get the cast removed at which time the doc will put me in a walking boot. This week, I’m [...]
September 4th, 2008 · No Comments
I met with Dr. C on day 27 for cast #3. Anna cut off cast #2…I couldn’t believe how much my leg has atrophied over the past couple of weeks…shocking. Lot’s of work ahead w/ PT. The incision was healing very well. Dr. C was pushing my foot back to the 90 degree position, it [...]
September 4th, 2008 · No Comments
On day 12 - I had my 2nd follow up meeting with Dr. C. Anna, the medical assistant cut off the plaster of paris cast. Sutures were removed, overall the incision looked clean and was healing properly. You could begin to notice the leg atrophy…leg hair was growing back…everything looked on track. I requested that [...]