My achilles tendon repture & recovery blog.

7 weeks post op - tomorrow

Well, when I took the pic I thought it was Thursday. So this is 6 wks, 6 days. :)

Not a great pic, but I’m pleased with the progress of the scar.Can see some rubbing on the back of the foot /scar from the boot (yet another annoyance with my doc - with scar on the back like that).

Been in the boot for 2 weeks now and doing gentle ROM exercises. Not sure when to call doc and request a scrip for PT (as was suggested by one of the orthopedic clinics I called who couldn’t take me but wanted to offer a suggestion), but maybe will do that next week. I wanted to see what my transportation situation would be like before picking a place and I didn’t want to request the scrip unless I had a place in mind, in case I needed it.

Considering my doc wanted me in the cast for 3 months, I’m pleased with where I am at 7 weeks. Not looking to break any speed records, but I feel much better about being in the boot and able to keep the ankle lose and foot clean, especially in this heat. ugh. I’m still PWB, using 2 crutches is I go any distance, but use 1 crutch at home where I can lean on something or have a short distance to go.

I took my first lift out today and have two others still in. If I don’t have any pulling on the tendon by tomorrow, I’ll remove another lift. I have enough ROM that I may not need them at all at this point, but moving slowly, just in case.

With the rift between my doc and I the last thing i want to do is have to limp back in to his office with a rerupture, so taking it slow and cautious. :)

Spending the weekend with my high school girl friends at a beach house (yays, lots of steps!!) and we had a hurricane just make landfall a little ways down the coast. The beach will be filled with all sorts of wash up junk, but i don’t think i dare venture that far. :) And ugh - sand inside the boot! I’d really be rubbed raw!

Hope everyone’s recovery stays smooth!


marianne wrote @ July 23rd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

When you stood for the pics, were you FWB or holding onto something for balance. Also do you wear a compression sock in your boot as I notice both legs have sock? marks on them?

sheila wrote @ July 24th, 2008 at 10:54 am

I didn’t hold on to anything. I’ve been PWB for a month now, so I’m used to standing on it. As I sit and type this my foot is on the floor, and I can easily bring my toes up off the floor with me heel down, so my foot easily rests on the floor when standing.

And my doc never mentioned compression socks (but he hasn’t suggested anything in terms of comfort or help along the way). I did check into them at the medical supply, but I forget why I decided not to get them at this point. The knee length sport socks fit like the soft socks my doc gave me with the boot, other than they leave a little more dimpling on my leg. It bothered me in the beginning, but I guess I’ve gotten used to it.

I’m sorry you’ve had so much trouble with your recovery. I supposed with this many people here there will be a few reruptures and difficult recoveries in the bunch. Hope things ease up for you soon.

Hattsy wrote @ July 25th, 2008 at 5:21 am

Good to see things are coming along and you haven’t done a number on yourself. My PT has started and going good. My scar/wound still hasn’t healed properly. Yours look good. Keep up the good work.

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