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October 1, 2008

11 Weeks Post Op

Filed under: Uncategorized — shep @ 6:23 pm

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.

July 29, 2008

2 week Post Op visit

Filed under: Uncategorized — shep @ 6:13 pm

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

6 days Post Op

Filed under: Uncategorized — shep @ 10:34 am

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.

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