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I've read through a lot of post, so I decided to post my story and progress. I ruptured my left achilles playing football (felt like someone kicked me squarely in my tendon) dropped me to the ground. I said to myself, this isn't good. Finished work and decided to go to urgent care, they put me in a boot and set me up for an ortho consult. A week later the ortho doc says I ruptured my achilles and he scheduled me for surgery (Nov 3). After seeing ortho doc went to no weight bearing. Had surgery (outpatient) woke up with my leg in a splint, stayed in splint for 3.5 weeks and then regular cast for 2 weeks. I started physical therapy on 15 Dec. Now details post surgery. My uvola was irritated from the breathing tube insertion during surgery (pretty common occurrence ). It took about 3 weeks for it to return to normal. Try sucking on ice and reducing speaking until it's back to normal. If you're prescribed pain meds, take sparingly if possible as they cause major constipation .
Currently I'm in a walking boot and I can weight bear on my repaired tendon for about 5 seconds, (standing only on left leg). My PT gave me stretching exercises to do 3 times a day. I'm back at work but I try to limit my walking, doc says we are still in repair protection mode. I will continue to post my progress.
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