Yeah, Happy New Year to me :( On Jan. 2nd, 2009 my wife and I decided to do a “family day” with our 1 yr. old son. Long story short….I ended up pushing forward on a very low pressure resistant contraption. Once I hit my max, I eased up and went to stand up straight again. As I stood I heard a very loud pop, immediately got light headed and went down. I was able to get back up immediately. I was also able to walk, but it felt as though was walking on air on my right foot. I knew something was wrong, but wasn’t quite sure what it was. I knew it was a tendon, just didn’t realize which one. They confirmed a complete rupture of the Achilles tendon of my right leg at the ER.
As mentioned in my bio, I am an avid golfer. Not a good golfer, but I am an avid golfer. If you play, you know how much more painful this injury is. Anyway, as I fell to the ground that fateful Friday afternoon I had several visions of the lush golf course that I was due to play during our trip to Hawaii in February. Our anniversary is actually today, her birthday is at the end of January and my birthday is mid February. We planned a 10 day trip to Hawaii this February to cover our anniversary and birthdays. Needless to say, that has been postponed.
We have a very active 1 yr. old son who loves to play. Having one leg immobilized makes it impossible to engage in nearly any activity with him. He’s walking / running and constantly moving and all I can do is watch :(
The last setback that I’ll write about is the fact that I cannot travel for several months. I am a Managing Director at a Consulting company on Wall St. in NYC, which requires extensive travel. Face time with clients is extremely important. Looks as though I will have little, if any, face time logged with any client for the first quarter of 2009.
Ok, now that I’m done crying about it…….lets move to the positive. I am now 6 days post-op. My goal is to be back playing with my son, playing golf and visiting clients by May of ‘09. May is my realistic month. My doc said that April is a possibility, but May is much more likely. So, I still have 4 days of immobilization. Still experiencing some pretty severe pains shooting from my inner ankle all the way up to my knee. Guess thats to be expected. Hopefully pain will subside soon and doc will give me clearance to begin rehab within the next few weeks. Slated for a follow-up on Thurs. 1/22. Will update then. Now its off to the land of Vicodin.