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I spend the better part of yesterday using "Dr. Google" to try and get some answers, but now am reaching out to this great community for some help.
I suffered a complete rupture of my Achilles exactly one week ago, and had surgery to repair it four days ago. I am a 34 y/o male, and I ruptured it playing volleyball.
The surgery went well, and due to my extreme hate of crutches I rented a knee scooter to get around more efficiently. I have been doing everything right - keeping it elevated, lots of ice, rest, good food and vitamin c.
Unfortunately, yesterday in the bathroom I lost my balance and put a good deal of weight on my recently repaired foot. It hurt incredibly, but the pain subsided after about 30 minutes to a point that was similar to before my slip. My wife took me to emergency where they inspected the stitches and said everything looked good externally. Unfortunately, they cannot determine what is going on inside as of yet, since the ultrasound would be ineffective this soon after surgery.
My achilles/leg feels a bit different now, looser. I can put my leg up at my desk without feeling any kind of strain on the tendon, and if anything, the pain has decreased compared to before the slip. Obviously I am hopeful that this is just natural healing and its going well, but my great fear is that I have re-ruptured and everything feels loose because it has detatched again.
I have a vacation planned with my wife - the first one in over 5 years. We were going to go to maui at the end of September with a few of our best friends. Had everything gone perfectly, I still could have gone (albeit with a limp). If I have to go back for another surgery, we would have to cancel and wait for another opportunity to go.
This is all starting to add up to extreme frustration. I run a business and havent taken any time for myself in years. Last year, I was diagnosed with cluster headaches, and had a terrible few months. This year I finally started to do things for myself - started golfing, bought a new motorcycle, booked vacation time... now I cannot do any of it, and my wife, who so deserves a vacation is stuck waiting on me hand and foot because I cannot do anything for myself. The stress of this situation is affecting my health and while I can deal with the physical pain of the situation, it is extremely hard for me to deal with "not knowing".
I was hoping some of you might share your thoughts on whether or not I have re-ruptured, since I wont have any answers until next week at the earliest and I am driving myself crazy with anxiety.
Did you re-rupture? Did it pop? Rip? Did the pain intensify or lessen?
Did you slip or fall only a few days after surgery?
Any communication is appreciated. Its hard to talk to anyone about this since I don't know anyone who has gone through it other than me.
Thank you in advance.
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