15 Weeks - Released to full duty

I am 15 weeks post-op and was released to full duty at work. I have 4 more physical therapy sessions to work on strength. Almost able to do a single heel raise. Lots of agility exercises at PT. Doc said the tendon would feel thick and stiff for about a year but over time would [...]

13 Weeks Post-Op

Its been 13 weeks since Post-OP and everything seems to be going well. My doctor took a fairly conservative approach, so I feel like I am a little “behind”, but in the big scheme of things I am right on time. I have been out of my walking boot for three weeks now [...]

6 Weeks Post-Op

Today’s doctor appointment marks six weeks Post-Op. It was encouraging that everything appears to be healing just fine, and I was given the green-light to start working up to FWB in my walking boot. Drove to the Physical Therapists office and got my first appointment scheduled in two days – exciting progress. Although mentally [...]

4 Weeks Post-Op - Muscle Atrophy

I am at 4-weeks Post-Op and just had my cast taken off. Surprised about how much Muscle Atrophy has occurred. I have had a couple friends experience Muscle Atrophy and they assured me that I will get it back, but it will take some time. PT starts next week and I cant [...]

The Light Is Getting Bigger

I am 4 weeks Post-Op, and just had a favorable exam from my doctor. He likes the way everything is healing, and was complementary on the angle of my foot as it sat without any support. I’ve been put into a walking boot, and I am still NWB, but given permission to take it off [...]

2 Weeks Post-Op

Two weeks post op, I went and had my splint removed, and had a plaster cast put on. It was fun to have my kids with me, because they got to pick out the colors. Ended up with an orange and blue cast in honor of my Alma-Mater, Boise State University. I was actually glad [...]

10 Days Post-Op

This is my first post, And I am sitting at 10 days post-op. Surprisingly, my short recovery has gone very well. I had a full rupture from running and stepping in a big hole. Date of injury happened on July 4, and date of surgery was July 12. I’ll be going from a splint next [...]