I completely ruptured my right Achilles three weeks ago.  Two days later, I had surgery.  I went to the doctor six days later and a hard cast was put on my leg.  I still have the staples in my leg.  I return to the doctor tomorrow (almost three weeks post-surgery). I believe it will be casted again, but don’t know.  It hasn’t been too painful, as long as I keep it elevated.  I don’t know when I will be able to put any weight on it, but hope it will be soon.  I’ll see what the doc has to say.