One Month Already!

February 18, 2009

I can’t believe it. One month has already gone by.

They adjusted the angle on the boot from 15 degress to 7.5.  A little sore, but the soreness is worth it to know that progress is being made.  The scar is healing up nicely too.  My surgeon did a wonderful job.  Not sure about others of you out there, but my guy made the incision on the inside of my ankle instead of along the back where the achilles is.  He said that this was based on not wanting the repaired achilles to rub against the incision site… pretty good idea.

I’ve heard from a few newbies (not that I’m a pro or anything) and it seems that there are others out there that share in my fear of blowing out my “good” achilles while I hop my fat ass around the house.  Hopefully this is just paranoia that goes along with this injury.  So far, so good.

I have a checkup again next week. Hopefully gonna go from 7.5 to 0 degrees on the boot… I’ll keep you posted.

Two Weeks Down…

February 3, 2009

Well, today is two weeks.  

Feeling alright, but it’s slow going. I’m sure those of you that have been there can concur. I’d like it to be faster, but this is just the path I’m on right now.  Gotta suck it up.

Had another fall accident yesterday. Lost it on the stairs at home. Luckily I was close to the bottom already and just went down about three stairs and on to the foyer floor.  I find that when I get tired I lose a lot of coordination. I also find that the crutches are harder on carpet. The ends tend to stick… but, I guess it’s better that having them slip out from under you like last week. Since the slip and fall last Wednesday at the office (see previous blog entry) my coworkers have been meeting me upstairs when I get in to work with a wheelchair and then take me down to the office. Then, throughout the day, I use the wheelchair to get around. It has been working out well. And yes, I have THE BEST coworkers a guy could ask for… they are like a second family to me.

After all of this I think I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe there isn’t really good luck or bad luck… just different situations.

Life is a strange trip.