Update ,complete Achilles tendon rupture

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Update ..

After completly rupturing my achillies tendon on april 5th .( my fault )

pushing a car and and hobbling around on zimmer with a knee length

medical boot 24/7 5 wedges ever since .with months of healling and rehabilitation

ahead of me On thursday with my leg still only partial weight bearing but

seemingly not doing too bad . Along comes second disaster when i

unbalanced on my crutches and felt severe pain in my other leg /calf .so trip t

To the hospital waited 3 and a half hours to be seen .diagnosis torn calf

muscle .very sore and painfull and so then the still healing right leg becomes

the support for the left leg ( role reversal) so im shuffling with the zimmer

and just getting to the loo seems like a marathon .and piling on the weight

.but im taking care of my own personal care /hygene as my wife has enough

to do .im seeing the hospital on friday and hopefully get rid of this damn

boot .

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    Oh man! That really stinks. So sorry to hear about that nasty turn of events. Hope the recovery goes more smoothly for you. How does the calf issue get treated?
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      Hi rob ,the hospital didnt offer any treatment as such but before

      They would discharge me i had to prove some mobility ( with

      frame across the ward and back .Difficult but just managed it

      Shuffling )or if i failed then to admit me to the intensive rehab

      ward .so they just said to keep it moving carefully and they

      would send a physio to my home to give me advice .and the

      prognosis was 3to 4 weeks recovery ,its now 4 days still sore

      And painfull when stepping forward and the bruising is coming

      out ,its a fine balance keeping it working and whilst not overtaxing

      The right leg achillies injury .having final wedge out tomorrow .

      Thanks for concern best wishes .

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      Thanks for info. Sounds like it will be a few very uncomfortable weeks. All the best.
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