This is all a dream….

October 4th, 2011 | Uncategorized |

Well your probrably wondering what my title is all about and Im here to share with you.  2 years ago I ruptured my left achilles tendon playing flag football in the off duty military league they have here on the base.  (I’m in the military).  I was devestated at first because I grew up playing sports, have always been active and take care of myself and then all of a sudden *BAM*.  That was Oct 8, 2009.  About 9 months of vigorous but steady and careful rehab I was 100%. I was able to basically do everything I was doing before and I never thought for once I became careless or complacent when it came to my left ankle but the mistake I made is that I paid so much attention to the left that I forgot about my right.

Today Oct 3rd, 2011 playing the same position, in the same sport at the almost identical play as 2 years ago I did it again.  This time the right leg.  Its almost like I knew instantly because I not only felt the pop but heard it like it happened to me yesterday.  I paid very little attention to the pain I guess because I was so frustrated.  Its like I had a flash of what’s to come.  The rehab all over again.  I left the ER tonight without a diagnosis pending a follow up but after I failed the Thopmson test it’s almost certain. However I am optimistic somewhat because something I noticed this time around is that I was able to move my foot up and down somewhat.  It wasnt pretty but I did it.  I pray its not what I think it is.  I’ll fill you guys in tomorrow…

6 Responses to “This is all a dream….”

  1. hope it’s not as bad as your feared.

    good luck!


  2. Armydude618
    Sorry to hear you may be joining the double rupture gang. Hopefully you will get some good news but the Thompson test is normally a good indicator.
    My experience is very similar to you - did the right about 2 & 1/2 years ago and did the left about 3 months ago. Knew exactly what it was which allowed me to ensure it was dealt with properly immediately. For a moment though, it was a case of checking my “bad” right leg and thinking that as it was not that one, then surely could not be an achilles rupture. Sadly, I think the rupturing of the “other” side is more common in people who get back to being very active than might be highlighted.
    I was actually able to move my foot both times (even able to drive on it the first time around before diagnosed) - I think the main indicator is whether you can resist moderate pressure on the ball of the foot.
    Hope the news is positive but if not then at least you have the experience behind you and whilst this means you know how hard it is you also know you can get back to 100% and you have no more achilles to pop.

  3. My heart broke for you as I read your post. I am so sorry. I do believe that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. You are going to have the strength and patience of a saint. Best of luck!

  4. Dude, that’s a proper bummer !!!!
    The thought that having eventually gotten over one, that the chances of popping the other one a relatively high isn’t a thought I’ll relish for sure!!!!
    Good luck fella !!

  5. No real way to console you. If it is done this time then at least you should hope to be over the problem for good once you are fixed and then you can get back to sports with the same enthusiasm. There are quite a few second timers here and maybe your comment about not looking after the other one is valid. I was only saying how important that was to Daisy the other day. Yet to know how much of a difference it will make as I suspect my left tendon is in much the same condition as my right was. It will take some discipline to maintain the strengthening program once everything is back to normal.

  6. armydude618

    I appreciate all the words of support from you guys. A couple days have passed since it happened and believe it or not I find it kind of humorous now. I was planning on participating in the “Tough Mudder” event in Tampa and I even bought a new pair of the new Under Armour Charge RC running shoes that havent even been delivered yet and then all this. Kind of ironic huh? Dont get me wrong Im still frustrated with it all but I look at it now like I’ve done it before so I guess I can do it again. It sucks this time though however because this time I live in a 2 story house haha. I have my appt with the orthopedic surgeon on Friday so hopeully we can get this surgery and I can begin my road to recovery…again! HAHA But its like you said…what doesnt kill us only makes us stronger and wiser I hope. Does anyone have any feedback on the Baurfeind Achilles Support Brace Sock?

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