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October 16th, 2008

Verdict day!

Posted by 123tech in Uncategorized

Well yesterday I had my appointment with my Orthopedic so we could go over the MRI.  And as it was speculated before it’s a completely torn Achilles.  Yeah, according to the report of the MRI, it’s a mid achilles comlete tear, and there were also signs of tendonitis at the heel bone.  I was also training for a half-marathon, and to be honest, I can’t remember if I felt any soreness at my ankles from running.  My surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 22nd.  The reality of the news defnitely made me sad a bit, but Im completely ready to start the recovery process.  I’m hoping that I can catch some winter activities by February….maybe I’m pushing it, but I guess I’ll take it one day at a time, God knows I don’t want to go through this again.

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  1. phu said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    I definitely feel for you. I just had my surgery for the same injury this morning. Complete mid section tear. I ruptured my left tendon while racing my running partner to the finish at the end of our 5 mile run. My surgeon is very experienced with this injury and he said my surgery went very well - thank goodness. Still a long ways to go unfortunately. Since our injury is close in proximity, I can keep you up to date on my progress if you like. BTW, if they offer you the local blocker, which is an injection near your leg’s central nerve that basically paralyzes your leg below the knee for 14 to 16 hours, take it. I’ve been virtually pain free since coming out of surgery this morning and I’m now going to try to stay ahead of the pain onslaught with vicodon. I hope it works. Good luck! phu

  2. kristinatl said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Hey! Sorry you are a member of the club. :( Winter is a good time for relaxing and reading, and hibernating…so, maybe perfect timing?!?!!??!? You’ll be 100% in no time! Have a restful weekend!

  3. tiancai17 said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I couldn’t agree with Phu more. If your doctor offers the nerve block, defintely do it. It really helped me minimize my pain and speed up recovery. It’s good to take it slowly right now and just rest. Best!

  4. 123tech said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Phu - I’m glad your surgery went well, and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Definitely keep me posted on how things are going with you, since I’m about a week behind you in surgery.

    KristinATL - Hi there….maybe you’re right, maybe winter time is the best time to hibernate. I’m not much of a skier anyway, but since I just moved to Colorado, it would have been nice to hit the slopes…there’s always next year. Have a great weekend! :-)
    Tiancai17 - I’ll definitely go that route then, w/ the nerve block. Anything to help speed up the recovery process. I hope things are going well for you.

    Thanks All!

  5. phu said,

    on October 17th, 2008 at 4:22 pm


    29 hours post surgery and I still have almost no pain even though the nerve blocker has mostly worn off. I received a lot of advice from two friends who had major ankle injuries. We’re talking broken bones, torn ligaments and screws. Their advice was get going on the vicodin early so you can see how your body reacts to it. Some people get really queasy, I’ve been fine luckily. Also, it needs to build up to be more affective. Most importantly, you want to head off the pain before it starts as best as possible. Once it starts, it’s harder to alleviate. I’m icing and elevating as much as possible. Keeping my fingers crossed too! I’m not a wuss and I can handle pain but the pain of immobility is bad enough so I’ll try to minimize the physical pain as much as possible. Have a great weekend! phu

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