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I need help deciding between surgery and self-healing. Also suggestions on how to be more efficent and happy recovering on my own (just me and the cat)

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    You can read about the pros and cons for either. But I think the newer protocols without surgery gives similar results to surgery. If you're in your own, and want to be more indépendant. Get the iwalk free 2.0. I have it and it allows me to do everything, I hardly use my crutches.

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    I can only comment on no Surgury option. I have done both achiellis 5 years apart. My recovery is a lot faster this time then 5 years ago.

    I was not keen on surgery and didn't want the extra stress of trying to deal with that healing as well.

    I found getting to a few projects that I have been putting off but now had all the time in the world to do was a great distraction, only some much tv one can watch lol

    Good luck and this page is awesome to chat with everyone. I was really struggling in the first few weeks and had some lovely chats with people on here which was great.

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    My consultant said go for conservative treatment, if it doesnt work they can always operate, and any invasive treatment has its risks. 2 years down and walking ok but still a bit weak on the calf muscle. Age 67
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    Hi, I am 10 weeks full ruptured, 6cm gap, non op. Since have come off the boot about 2 weeks ago, been walking about 8000-10000 steps a day. The food is still weak, the ankle

    is stiff and calf muscles are achy. I was told there is no difference in term off recovery, but non-op has more risk of terupturing. Good luck.

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