Posted on November 1st, 2011 by rugbyjo
i had 3 months in the boot after having AT surgery…they also shave down my bone so the coud reattach the tendon to it. i saw my doc on thursday and he told me i am done with the boot, i should start walking and doing stretches…he is also getting me arch supports. the odd thing is - he is not putting me in physical therapy! has anyone else had this happen - no pt?? i can’t even raise my calf on its own. i was a little shockef compared to how serious the injury. i am active and hasve done AT PT exercises a fewed years ago.
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Posted on August 9th, 2011 by rugbyjo
I ruptured my achilles on the half pipe on mile 7 in a race called Tough Mudder - this was July 23. I had my surgery on the following Tuesday - July 26. My injury was a partial rupture however the tendon came completely off the bone. When I had surgery, they had to shave down the bone so they could reattch the tendon.
I had my first visit - 10 days after surgery - on Thursday with my Dr. He removed my cast and the stitches. I nthink the removal of the stitches was worse than my actual surgery - they were stuck and I wasvtold they were pulling the nerve. It was awful. The Dr. placed me in a boot and told me to come back in 6 weeks. He said I could try to PWB. I asked about biking but was told no, however, he did say swimming with something between my legs.
My biggestquestion was - when can I go back to work. He didn’t want me to go back rightbaway - said two more weeks. I assured him I would be able to keep it elevated. I’m lucky that I work a desk job snd my company sells healthcare equipment. Not only am I sitting in sn awesome tilt-n-recline chair - I also am getting to borrow a knee walker and was given a free shower chair. I wascworried that work would be tough but its now day 2 and it feels great so far. I’ve already got my heel touching the bottom of my boot. The weird thing I am noticing is that ever since surgery _ i seem to have bouts where I sweat profusely - anyone else having this problem??
Next visit - 6 weeks. Kind of feel like that will be forever. I go to Mexico in mid October and my goal mis to be wearing two shoes …we’ll see!
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