16 days post-op and finished first week of work

Well, last week I worked.  Mon-Thurs I woked from home, but went to work on Friday as the kids started summer vacation and I couldn’t see being effective.  Thanks to my friend/coworker Tom who picked me up at my house and drove me in (36 miles each way).  I did give him Red Sox tickets, [...]

1 week visit

My original cast was split to allow for swelling.  It split all the way through and was rubbing.  I was concerned about motion near the wound and the Dr. saw me.  They replaced my cast but changed the angle to near 90.  It felt so good to get the cast off.  Even better was the [...]

5 days post op

Well today is 5 days post op.  I am in very little pain.  I stopped the vicodin yesterday morning and only used ibuprofen since yesterday.  Pain and swelling have been low.  The only issue is that my toes get dark when I don’t have the foot elevated. 
You’ll all be glad to know I finally took [...]

The Surgery

Had surgery on June 12, 2009…the day before my 40th birthday.  Not sure I can articulate what I planned for today, but I’m very confident it was not this! 
Thought the surgical timeline might be useful for the poor souls behind me.  Arrived at hospital at 6:15 am.  Entered operating room at 8:00.   Rudely woken from the [...]

Hellow fellow achillesbloggers

I ruptured my right Achilles tendon on June 2 2009 playing basketball.  Wasn’t even moving although I’d like to claim it happend as a result of Dwight Howard crushing slam dunk.  I faked a shot and went to drive to the hoop.  Unfortunately, my right leg fell from below me and recall hearing the infamous [...]