Apologies to those of you with delicate stomachs. I’ve just been able to properly wash my foot and lower leg for the first time in weeks - How much dead skin! - it looked like some creature had been shedding in there. I bottled out last night and slept with my boot on it just seems so weird to be free of the cast(actually quite vulnerable) but its great like now to be able to sit with it elevated doing my gentle ROM exercises.
I did see a physio at the hosp on Monday and she gave me(on Drs orders) some simple exercises. I can get my foot quite a way to flat before the tendon starts to complain, the most painful area is around the ankle joint generally - I’m hoping now I can start to move it again that will ease over time. I’m not allowed to put my weight through the tendon but I can now walk (with crutches) and partially weight bear. That is so much easier than NWB and makes me feel I’m beginning to exercise my leg again.
Thank-you for your messages of support and Dennis I know its been said before but jolly good show for making this site possible. It was a strange thing at the hospital on Monday I felt really well prepared in terms of general ATR knowledge and no way was I going to get fobbed off and that is due in no small part to your site. Cheers everyone.