Dec 04 2008
Well it turns out that I was right about what happened and everyone else was wrong. After some insistance with my doctor he ordered an MRI, he said to rule out an atr because he was sure that I didn’t have one. Unfortunately the MRI showed differently. I have a complete tear of the achilles tendon.
I found a specialist to check me out and maybe do the surgery. He doesn’t have much experience, which initially gave me some concern, but then I figured that he probably was more up to date on recent treatments for atr and it isn’t like its heart surgery.
For those that are interested. I have almost no pain and I am not taking anything at the moment. I am walking around, slowly, but still walking around and that doesn’t hurt as well. I can also move my foot in all directions without pain, but there is some stiffness. There is some swelling around the back of the heel and ankle, but I wouldn’t call it a large amount of swelling. I have had ankle sprains that hurt way more than this. I don’t really have any swelling in my calf, but it is a bit sensitive to pressure. If I push on it, it does hurt, not a lot about a 4 out of 10.
I see the specialist this coming Tuesday, which will be 11 days after the rupture.