Sep 06 2013


13 Weeks Post Op/1st Week PT!!!

Posted at 3:49 pm under Uncategorized

Today is my second day of physical therapy and though the hour seemed to fly by, I feel like I’ve trained for game day!  I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long while.  I researched therapists in our area and though they all have positive outcomes, the one I chose I believe will have the tools to get me back to my active lifestyle.  I long to run again!  Today I got a taste of it….he ha he AlterG antigravity treadmill and I WALKED.  Those few minutes made me feel strong again as I envisioned training for my next half or full marathon.

Since my last post I’ve ha the benefit of taking many of the advice given here on the blog.  I love my VACOCAST.  I did get an EVENUP to help with my gait as my hips were beginning to hurt with the height discrepancy.  I also did proceed with the BOTOX injections into my two calf muscles.  The result is increased flexibility, less spasm and hopefully more successful recovery and rehab.  I am thankful to not have had much swelling or pain.  I never thought I would get to this point.  Thanks to my family, friends, surgery and rehab team —and of corse the Achilles Blog network today is brighter than June 1st!

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2 Responses to “13 Weeks Post Op/1st Week PT!!!”

  1. superjewgrlon 06 Sep 2013 at 6:50 pm 1

    Hey Congrats! What a refreshing post. I am 6 weeks post op and I’m in my 2nd day with the vacocast. I love it. I went for a thrilling 2.83 mile walk yesterday to celebrate. I just ordered another liner and an even up. Did you feel safe in the even up? Very interesting I’ve never heard of getting botox in the calf. I may have to google this, but my first priority is getting it for my furrowed brows. :)

    Okay, so I am scheduled for my first PT next week and I’m going to use the Alter G. Have you seen anyone wear a boot in the Alter G?

    Afterwards were you sore at all? Thanks for your post. Happy Healing.

  2. kellygirlon 06 Sep 2013 at 9:20 pm 2

    Ooh, another AlterG patient. How I wish I had access to that early on! Glad to hear that you are progressing well. Keep up the good work!

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