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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.


  1. I have a friend who had surgery on his achilles a week or two before me….
    he was in a boot the entire time as well and seems to be a at least 3 weeks ahead
    of me now…it sounds like that is the way to go.

    That said, don’t rush it too much, it sounds like you’ve indeed been blessed with an
    “easier” recovery than most, but this injury is still a long road.

    best of luck.

    Comment by Vicino813 — October 1, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

  2. That’s great that you have complete range of motion. So you can bend your ankle and have your knee go past your toes? I’m still working on that at 13 weeks.

    Comment by hobblit — October 6, 2008 @ 2:24 am

  3. Hobbit,
    I caqn put my foot 6 inches from a wall and touch my knee to the wall. I tried to move it out further, but couldn’t touch it then. Not because of the achilles though. It’s just not in my range. I stretch it a lot. As soon as I was told that I could stretch it I got after it. I saw a friend last night that is about 2 years post op and doesn’t have as much range. He was in a cast too.

    Comment by shep — October 11, 2008 @ 8:17 am

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