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Slow recovery from Achilles repair saga
Hi everyone - an update from my post of a few months ago -
My achilles was completely torn in June, and I had a repair July 16th. The tendon repair held, but I had to have two subsequent ops (one under general) to close the incision site. Even though I'm not diabetic and blood work looked normal, my thin old skin just doesn't heal well at that site. I've spent a huge chunk of time on my back with my leg elevated.
Although I was initially given permission to ride, that was before the first setback. Though I'm back at work now, I still have to take it easy, and am told that I may have swelling for up to a year in that leg. The last few cm of inscision is still a month or two away from being competent enough to allow me to exercise without tearing it yet again. My muscles are wasting and I can't do PT until the skin has healed. Pretty frustrating! I wish I was out there on the road worrying about slick leaves!