Sylveeuh’s AchillesBlog

13 weeks post op…

January 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Wow how things have changed. Walking without the boot is bliss. I honestly believe I’ve had more pain in the boot than out of it. I’ve increased my PT to 3x a week courtesy of a request to my doctor and I’m enjoying going and seeing my progress. I have had some pain in different areas but have had trouble identifying it. By that I mean, is it pain? Soreness? What? I told my PT and we determined that it is related to not being stretched out and the pain subsides with ambulation and/or stretching. Other than that, it’s been a little over 2 weeks of walking and I see progress every day! I used to have an antalgic gait and now my gait has normalized. I can through step on the stairs, I’m able to walk 1.5 miles without rest and minimal pain. What more can you ask for?

I’d love to go back to work. After talking to my employee health NP at the hospital where I work, we determined that it’s best to wait until the end of the month (which is what the doctor wants) before returning to work. Since I’m getting stronger each day there’s no reason to rush back. I have been having issues with disability insurance but that’s what savings is for.

I have began to exercise on my own as well. Basically practicing what I do at PT but at a gym. I ride a stationary bicycle for 15 mins (I’m building up to more time) and lots of arm exercises. No leg exercises aside from what I do at PT just yet. That’s about it!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • kkirk // Jan 6th 2013 at 9:40 pm

    That’s awesome RN! You’ve made great progress and I know the added freedom you get not having to use the boot is wonderful. I’m only running a week or so behind you (Weening off the boot for about 7 days, and I still have a slight limp, but walked .75 miles today). Anyway, I’m very happy for you, keep us posted, and happy healing.

  • normofthenorth // Jan 7th 2013 at 3:19 am

    Nice! Don’t stop!

  • bronxbomber35 // Aug 6th 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I tore both Achilles and had surgery on one and opted out of surgery for the other one. I am 13 weeks in on the most recent and have just got into regular shoes. I still have a limp but a lot of it is mental. I don’t want to push it too hard due to not having the surgery. Good luck…seems like you are on the road to recovery

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