Recovery from Surgery
To put a long story short I used to regularly undertake Half IM Distance and was working towards my first IM. One day I was jogging and suddenly felt like I'd been kicked in the heel. Lots of other incidents and Physios stratching heads and it turned out I had a growing bony spur on my heal, What Medical types call a Haglund Deformity. And it was increasingly interfering with my Achilles. After a further 3 years of 'lets see if Physio works this time' and interrupted training plans, I finally had surgery 2 weeks ago. The procedure involved severing the Achilles, cutting off the bony spur, reattaching the Achilles including metal pins and then stitching it all back up (Top tip, do not watch YouTube showing the procedure straight after you have had it yourself!)
So having spent 2 weeks watching daytime TV with my foot in the air (You reach Peak Daytime TV at about Day 6) on Friday I had the plaster cast replaced by an aircast boot with the next step to move to partial weight bearing and return to work (Sad to say work was a relief from daytime TV). The physio is booked for this week. From what I've read full recovery is about 12 months but this varies.
So thought I'd post on here rather than switch the TV Back on. May even start a blog. So at this stage, advice and sympathy accepted. Also, happy to provide mutual support and encouragement to anyone else taking the longer roads to recovery.
Oh, my aim is to recover and finally run that Iron Man. (I WILL!) but I'll concentrate on just being able to return to walking for now.