Week 6 - 2nd post-op follow-up appointment

I saw the dr today for my 2nd post-op visit, and he said everything is looking really good. This was the first time that I’ve actually seen the Thompson Test produce a positive result, so I felt like my tendon was really starting to heal.

I was supposed to be non-weight bearing up until now, but I didn’t tell him that I have been doing some very light PWB with crutches since week 5. I wasn’t feeling any pain at all and there was very little swelling so I didn’t feel like I was pushing myself too fast.

Week 6 marked a number of milestones, although a couple of them I jumped the gun on already. He told me I could stop doing the daily Lovenox injections (hallelujah!), and no need to sleep with the boot on (I stopped a week ago!). Most importantly, I can do FWB with crutches (woohoo! Now I can carry my own coffee in the mornings!), and in 2 weeks I should be able to walk without the crutches.

Now my next big goal is week 8 when I can walk without crutches, and then the REALLY big one… Week 10 when I can transition from the boot to a shoe. I can hardly wait.

Let’s do some PT!!!!

4 Comments so far

  1. kimjax on May 22nd, 2012

    Awesome! Although I’ve started to enjoy ringing the bell for coffee in bed, lol! I can’t wait to sleep without the boot -c’mon 5 weeks!!

  2. Chrissy on May 26th, 2012

    I’m 4 days post-op from an open archilles full rupture repair…I’ve learned a trick to carrying my own coffee with NWB..it make take a jillion years and a bit of spillage…but its possible!!

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