Posterior tibial tendon surgery

I am a 57 year old bricklayer scheduled for surgery to repair tibial tendon. I injured it 10 years ago. I will be having a tendon transfer, bone graft and some pins inserted. My surgeon says I will be able to work in 3 months. Remenber, I work on uneven ground picking up heavy stone and brick 8 to 10 hours a day 6-7 days a week.
What do you think-will I be able to do it? My doctor told me I will experience swelling and pain for up to a year. He assured me that the repairs he has done will be healed by then. I can handle the pain-I have that going on now. Is this too short of a period. I am self-employed so whe I don't work I don't get paid. Thanks for any information.

Posted By Gary Briggs on December 03, 2007 at 18:11:46:

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