Posted by: pezfuerte | December 11, 2008

4 week post op appt

Just thought I’d write a quick update.  I went to the doc yesterday for my 4 weeker and got rid of my cast and am now in a walking boot.  I’m allowed to start putting weight on it with the help of the crutches and he seems to think in a week or two I will be able to ditch the crutches and walk with just the boot.  What everyone says is true, my calf muscle has definitely gone awol.  It is a close match between my lower leg and my forearm as to which is bigger.  I guess we just don’t realize how much we really use our legs all the time.  The good news is that my doctor seemed pretty confident and basically told me that I can start progressing as allowed by my pain.  He told me my risk of re-rupture is solely based on a sudden impact or strain on the leg, so as long as I am in control walking, I should be fine.  I was also glad to learn that in another month or so when I get out of the boot I’ll be allowed to swim and ride a stationary bike.  That is great news, and just knowing that now everyday is going to be an improvement is a great feeling.  I’ve been putting a loop of webbing around my foot and pulling my toes toward my knee whenever I’m laying down and out of the boot.  I’m also going to PT tomorrow so hopefully they’ll give me some more exercises to do.  Well I’ll keep you posted as things progress, but so far so good.

Danny

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