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!!!!