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I can't believe all the horrow stories listed here. So here's my story: I injuried my left achilles on September 3, 2015, saw the doctor on the September 4, 2015 and had a complete tear. Surgery was completed on September 11, 2015 and I was placed in a hard cast. The cast was removed on September 23, 2015 and placed into a air boot. Meet with the PT guy on September 24, 2015 and seeing them once a week. So right after surgery I made sure that my foot was placed higher than my heart for the first four-days to keep the swelling down. When I was placed into the hard cast I would wiggle my toes and still tried at all times to keep my foot higher than my heart once again to keep swelling down. I was walking with about 25% WB in the cast only around my house. By the time I got into the boot I was walking without crutches!!! That was just under three-weeks after surgery. It is now October 7, 2015 getting close to four-weeks after surgery and I am walking around the house without my boot with no pain and I continue to my PT routine DAILY without pain, and BTW my first PT appointment I had 2 degrees dorsiflexion and on the second appointment I had 11 degrees dorsiflexion. I am a 58-year male healthly and work as a Fire Chief. So people tell me I am lucky. I don't think it's luck, I think it's having a positive attitude, keeping you foot evaluated, iced, and working hard on PT. Hoping to walk without the boot next week. That would be 5-weeks!!!
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