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.

Anyone Else Feel Like This?

January 31, 2009

So, I’m hopping around the house and it feels like my other achilles is gonna snap at any moment?  Is this just the paranoia that comes along with this new injury?  Anyone else out there have similar thoughts as they’ve gone through this?

Trying to keep my sanity… I am a graphic designer and luckily can do a lot of work while sitting on my ass waiting for my achilles to heal.  I’ve been able to keep busy for the most part and these first (almost) two weeks have moved by alright. Thank God for college basketball and my Michigan State Spartans.  Hopefully this year as I cheer them on from the couch with my foot pilled proudly high atop a pile of pillows, coach Izzo can make another run!

Day 8 - Not so Great

January 28, 2009

Today is day 8 post op and this morning started out well.

Didn’t sleep very well.  Woke up a lot, but I got out of bed, ready for work and gave myself a pep talk… “look, we’re at day 8 already… only 62 to go until 10 weeks”

Yes, I am counting… it is March 31.

Got myself psyched up and had my Dad take me in to work (he’s currently laid off… Michigan is bad, but this has been a blessing in disguise). Got out of the car, up the stairs, across the lobby, in to the elevator, down to my office, three “steps” on my crutches out of the elevator and down I went.

Fell right on top of my foot.

Felt weird and hurt quite a bit and I laid there on the floor for a while when one of my student employees (I work at Michigan State University) came around the corner and found me and got me up and in to an office chair.


Called the doctor’s office from the chair and called my dad who was only a few minutes gone. Doc said “come right in.” Went in to the doctor for him to check me out… I’m in a boot instead of a cast and I was sure that this decision had now just come back to bite me in the ass.

Everything checked out alright. Still in tact… and so goes day 8 post op.