Mine happened 1/20/11. I was out of work a month, and when i went back, it was pretty limited walking. Once i could walk ok, with a heel lift, i did as much as i could, and got rid of the heel lift as fast as my pain tolerance would allow. I started doing single leg calf raises at about 6mos, could only do one or two at a time at first. But i was ready to rock at the start of this season. Do not skip your stretching, strengthening and especially scar therapy (hurts like hell). My left calf is still half the size of my right calf, but its coming back. Good luck, and listen to your body.
Deacon, thanks for the advice and the posting the pics. Glad to see you have made a full recovery.