4.5 weeks ago was my Achilles surgery. I was told today I can lose the boot. Things are going better than anticipated.
Pork Chile Verde. Mmmmmm. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chile_verde/
Had a great day. Off the pain pills. I am able to shuffle without my crutches if I put all my weight on my heel. definitely gaining some confidence in my leg that I am not sure I can trust. I know that i should not trust it and error on the side of caution, but it is hard not to take that new found freedom of dropping the crutches and roll with it. I am supposed to use them for the next four weeks, we’ll see…As for now I plan to head out on Friday and take a guided trip down the Muskegon River withAustin (http://forrestfishing.com/) and river guide Jeff Bacon (http://www.westmichiganflyfishing.com) for some Steelhead.
It will take more than a Ruptured Achilles to keep me off the river!
The LAAAAST poker game. Thanks fellas, it was great. (Taken with instagram)
Just left the doctors office. Got to take my splint off. Dr. Levin said my tendon was one of the worst he has seen. I can’t get my foot to a 90 degree angle which is something I have to work on over the next few days. The scar looks pretty cool. I have to wear my walking boot for the next 12 weeks. Then I get to start physical therapy.
Day 2 was spent laying down with my foot elevated. The pain killers are starting to relieve most of the pain. I can definetly tell that keeping the foot elevated and staying off my feet us going to be the key to the next few days. Everything thing I read has said that you just have to he patient with the process. I may try to make it into work for a couple of hours depending how I feel on the morning.
Day 1 post surgery started out great. Had some feeling back in my foot and could move my toes again. Pain was very minimal. Ran out to grab some lunch and stopped by the MYC to see the M24 match racing and soup cook off. With in two hours of getting home the nerve blocker had worn off and the pain kicked up a notch. Even after the pain pill the pain level was about a 7. Just laying low for the rest of the weekend and trying to keep my foot elevated to reduce any swelling.