How to celebrate 6 weeks - go camping!

I’m coming up on 8 weeks post-op as of Friday and I wanted to document the progress of the past 2 weeks.   On week 6, we (my wife and 2 kids with some friends for good measure) went camping.  We have travel trailer (you might consider it more of a portable hotel room so I [...]

5-weeks post-op & drove my motorcycle

I had an appointment with my othopod today.  He gave me the order for PT and told me to come back in 6 weeks.  He indicated I can start immediately and maybe be in 2-shoes in a couple of weeks.  He also cleared me for swimming without my boot, which is great since we are [...]

Now that I’m walking in a boot….

Currently 4 weeks and 4 days post op.  I have been walking for 3 days in the robo-boot.  I’ve been wearing my work boots all the time since they have the largest heal leading to the least difference in height.  So, what are the other solutions?  There must be much better ones than this. 
Also, I’ve [...]


So it was 27 days post-op and I had jury duty.  I went because for sure the alternate date would inevitably been far worse.  My crutch made a bit of scene as most people have never seen anything like it.  I actually got seated on the jury on a criminal case…but that is not important [...]

Staples Removed @21 days

Well my scheduled appointment to see my doctor got delayed because he caught pnemonia!  Anyway, the substitute removed the staples @ 3 weeks and put me in a boot!  However, he told me to treat it like a cast and sent me on my way.  Had I known how difficult it is to sleep in, I would have [...]

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 [...]