It has been a very long time since I have posted. I am now 11 weeks post op and feel great. I have been out of the boot for 3 weeks and every week it gets better and better. Looking back it goes by very fast. I have a slight limp, but will start PT on the 13th (they’re a little backed up) and that should get rid of that. I have minimal swelling, complete range of motion, no pain, and no scar issues. I have been cleared to play golf and was able to stretch it far enough today to feel a good stretch in my calf. Anyway, I feel like I am very lucky to have had such a good experience thus far. I would say the biggest issue is the scar tissue around the achilles, but even that seems to be getting looser and going away a little bit. My goal is the one legged calf raise. Once I can do that I will feel like I’ve reached a milestone. I’m not sure if it helped or not, but I was in the boot the whole time and never in a cast. I have a friend that is two years post op and says that my leg looks like his after six months. I also have more range of motion. I think I am one of the lucky one’s. I hope that everyone is doing well on their journey. I will try to share some of my good luck with those that are struggling. Until next time…..keep your chin up.
October 1, 2008
July 29, 2008
Got my stitches out today. Scar is about 3 to 3.5 inches. Healed really nicely per the Physicians Assistant. I haven’t been out of the boot for 2 weeks and thought I would wash it. Also, got to take a shower and rub off some skin. Felt good to have water on it. Thought I would take the time for a photo opp. Anyway, looks good to me and feels really good.
The PA told me to stay NWB for 2 more weeks and then start walking on it. I go back in 4 weeks. I think I was more excited about the visit than they were. Not a lot of news. In and out in 15 minutes. I also took some time to move it around a little and get my ankle loosened up. Well, back in the boot I go.
The time goes by quickly if you set little goals. I am so glad my doc didn’t put me in a cast. I can get it to what I feel is 90 degrees. My goal is to play in our member-member golf tournament the second week of October. A lot of time between now and then, but hey, I’ve got the time.
July 22, 2008
This blog is so much better than watching TV. I am 6 days post op and everything seems to be going well. No pain and no meds. I am lucky that my doctor (Dr. Edward Holt in Annapolis, MD) put me in a boot post op. No weight for the first 4 weeks and then 4 more weeks in the boot. It doesn’t seem that bad after reading so many of the other “plaster stories”. Anyway, good luck to all. I will keep everyone up to date when I can. My first post op visit is on the 29th.
PS get a roll-about or other rolling device instead of crutches.