September 25, 2009

News from the Doctor

We meet the surgeon today and spoke to him about the options. He agreed that I definitely have a torn achilles tendon and he highly recommended surgery. Apparently, you can heal this kind of injury by casting and immobilization but it is not as successful as surgery. So, surgery is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. I will be off my leg for about 2 weeks and then will be fitted for a splint and start PT. I will be able to walk fully in a couple of weeks but won't be back into running or athletics for a couple of months. Better news than I was anticipating but it is still going to be a long couple of weeks. Thanks for all the prayers!


ChrisandMissy said...

Oh man, I'm sorry. =( I'm glad you are doing the surgery though.
Which heel is it? Hope it's your left so you can sew with your right foot while recovering.
I'll remember you in prayer on Wednesday.

Mike & Emily said...

Thanks Missy! It is my left foot so I will be able to sew once I am feeling up to it. :)