So it's been a full year. What a year! Here's where I am with my Achilles rupture....
In some ways I'm better than before. Because my rupture was preceded by almost three decades of tendonitis, this Achilles repair has left me with a REMARKABLE improvement to my pain level. I can do A LOT more than I formerly could before the pain and ache sets in.
However, it ain't pretty. Most of the time (especially at night) my foot looks deformed with a large lump on the back of my ankle and still there is a decent amount of localized swelling.
But since my dreams of being a Rockette died a long time ago, appearance isn't important. Appearance is GREATLY trumped by the improved functionality.