I am 7 weeks out from my surgery. About a week and a half ago my doctor told me to start walking without the crutches while using the CAM walker boot. I went to him today and he said to ween myself off the boot. I now have an ASO lace up brace for support. I have been walking without the crutches for about a week but still get swelling and pain in my heel. Even though I am not going to PT, I remember the stretches they gave me from the many other times I went. Even with the stretches my Achilles still feels tight. Hopefully it all goes away soon.
Good luck to all my fellow posters that are ditching the dreaded boot.