Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:20
Hi Debra, I can't tell you exactly what he did, he knows I'm not very good when he goes into gory details (I pass out as soon as I see a hospital sign).
I would assume he did as you suggest i.e. sew up the tendon, remove the degenerate bit. He hasn't enforced me into wearing orthotics as the last time I tried I finished up with blisters on blisters, although he did recommend a night split, but that was to try to stop the calf being so tight.
I went to Mr Hennessy at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on the Wirral, initially as a self-payer and then as part of BUPA. No harm in getting a second opinion from any other specialist, especially since you've been out longer than I was with surgery and having to wait another year.
Good luck with it.
I'm away over the weekend so any further information you need, I'll let you know on Monday.