Week 6

October 4th, 2016

My achilles story began six weeks ago while playing soccer . . .

At 48 years old, I’m very active. Weekly, I run 3 times and play around 10 hours of hockey. Soccer was new and something I had always wanted to try. The majority of the women in the league were my age and the games were pretty low key.

Four games into the season while running across the field, I heard the pop and dropped to the ground. It was very painful for me. I had been having some tightness in my quad that day and had decided to take it easy. So I wasn’t running hard.

The emergency room doctor confirmed the rupture and put me in a splint. The next day, I had an appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon.

Being from Canada (Toronto), the recommendation is the non-surgical route, except if you are a professional athlete. As I had no prior knowledge of this type of injury, I felt very ill prepared to deal with the medical system. I did, however, know that this was going to be a very long recovery regardless.

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