SEE UPDATE ON NEXT PAGE I had a couple of foot surgeries last week (same foot) and went to the doc today for followup. He took the cast off - the incision for one surgery looks great and the other one.....well, the stitches had all ripped out & there is a huge 4 inch gaping hole across the back of my heel. It's horrible! It's about 3/4 inch wide and deep. I will have to have another surgery to fix it. Now the question is whether or not I ripped the achilles tendon that he just repaired. There is a big goose egg size swollen bump above the surgery site that he thinks is a tendon "bundle" from a ripped tendon but it looked okay on the xray he took. Tomorrow I go for a CT scan (he wanted MRI but there are metal anchors in my heel) to see how extensive the damage is before he schedules another surgery to start repairing this mess. Please pray that the tendon is in good shape and the repair he did held. That's the most serious thing - that the tendon is still holding on. And that I don't get an infection in that big wound back there before he can do surgery on it which will most likey be next week.