Four Weeks Post Op

Hey, everybody! My name is Emily, I’m 20 years old, and I ruptured my achillesĀ on 9/14/2016 while playing basketball with some friends. Things were heating up, and at some point when I started running, I felt the dreaded ghost kick and fell to the ground. Two weeks later, I went in for surgery on 9/28 after walking around on it a ton. This retracted the tendon upwards, causing the need for an even longer incision.

The first two weeks post op were tough, to say the least. A lot of pain, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s hard to go from a super social a busy life that included a full-time job and college to a life of spending most days alone at home. At two weeks, I went in to get my splint off and to get put into a hard cast with my foot less pointed. I’ve had it for two weeks, and I’ll be switching it out for a boot one week from today.

I’ve had a couple of falls with the cast, one where I slipped off the crutches and banged my toes on the ground, and one where I accidentally put my crutch off of a curb and hit my big toe on my injured foot super , horribly hard straight down on the concrete. Both of these events brought pain and swelling, so I’m just hoping everything under there is alright and I won’t have to start the whole process over again. I wouldn’t even know what to with myself. The pain lately has been on the outer portion of my ankle and in my calf, but my doctor seems to think all is well.

I’m stoked for the boot, because with it comes going back to work and driving (hopefully).

2 Responses to “Four Weeks Post Op”

  1. Hi Emily. I am sorry to hear about your injury. At 20 years old it must be very frustrating. My only advice to you is to be patient. Get good advice and follow your protocol and PT. That way there should be no long term damage. If you rush then it can cause problems.

  2. How you doing now? Hope you are feeling better! I’m 15 days into my injury and it’s hard going. Lets hangi n there and support each other when we can x

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