Sep 30 2008
My ATR happened playing tennis on 10 August ,,,,, its was a complete rupture.
I decided after been given the choice that the conservative route was the best for me…. I had no intentions of a high impact sport again….. and with the secondary issue of surgery and the hospitals record on MRI and other infections I decided that the surgery option would be the last option … if the conservative route did not work….. still early days… but
I am now at 7 weeks 2 days…. and my foot has now been recast at almost 90 degrees (85 degrees)
The surgeon wants the plaster off totally next week….. thats 8 weeks two days post ATR.
Whilst I was in the plaster room today… i met a physio therapist who happened to be visiting… he said my muscle tone looks good.
Unlike some others… I have not been sitting down all the time. I was on holiday in Cyprus for 10 days… only 5 days after ATR.
I am a self-employed architect and still needed to visit site and see clients… generally I have been out of the house 3 / 4 days a week. Moving around at the office and on site.
I have also been taking pills: “glucosamine & chondroitin ” every day, and also wiggling those toes.
I have been taking it easy when I can…. but I strongly feel that the exercising of the other parts are still important.