Hey Everyone

I am currently enjoying the mandatory vacation I forced upon myself. About 2 weeks ago I was playing basketball in a competitive adult league when I went for a loose ball and suddenly I hear a loud pop sound and it felt like someone step on my heal. As I was going down I turned around to see who the culprit was. Sadly, there was no one there. I knew right at that moment what it was. As I was carried to the sideline, I had to weigh my options, since I drove and my fiance didn’t know how to drive a manual. She learned quickly though through my tutelage. ;) I was admitted and booked for surgery the next day. My surgeon happened to be the head of the Orthotrama department so I felt a little better. I was my very first surgery. All I can say is that I don’t like needles. They used general anesthesia. I don’t even remember falling asleep. After surgery, I was finally discharged 5 hours later.

When I got home, it was rough. I was not used to walking in crutches at all. I managed to crawl up the stairs to get to my bed. The doctor said I had to keep my foot elevated as much as possible in the first few days. I really didnt move from bed the first couple of days because my fiance waited on me hand and foot. That was nice but of course it didn’t last. So I had to defend for myself during the daytime. I was hard at first but I got used to it.

One week after the surgery, I went back to the doctor’s office and they removed the cast to check to see if everything is going according to plan. It is so they put me in a new cast and told me to come back in 4 weeks. That is when I will be getting a walking boot. Can’t wait.

I’ve had a lot of time to myself to catch up on things I have put off. I’ve been reading a ton of Walter Mosley books. I finish about 1 a day. Its great. But I can’t wait to get back to walking. My wedding is on September 10th and I need to be able to walk down the aisle and do the first dance at least. The doctor said I should be walking fine by then. I sure hope so.

6 Responses to “Hey Everyone”

  1. Now tell us your story, BT!

  2. Hang in there BT! A September 10 wedding? Congratulations - you’ll be chasing your bride by then! Everyone here has a different story, but I was pretty much back to normal at 6 months. The strength and calve size is the only thing I can’t quite get back to where it was. Take it easy and work hard at your rehab … barring infection, it’s not really THAT bad. Not nearly as bad as I feared it would be.

  3. Hi, btsilver! You have 6 months before your wedding and I’m sure you can dance well in 2 shoes at your wedding banquet! Take things easy and try to keep your foot high to help its blood circulation (i.e. healing)!!

    I ruptured my Achilles about 5 weeks ago and am on the non-surgical treatment. I’m getting my boot next week and I can’t wait! Once in the boot, I can put some weight on the bad foot and this means that I can carry a cup of coffee in my hand. :-)

    Please keep posting, and take care!

  4. Congrats on the wedding plans!
    No need to worry about the Sept wedding date…you’ll be walking with your new bride for sure. The dancing could be just as good, unless you have two left feet like me, just don’t make it a really fast, jumping around song.

    Keep us posted on how you’re doing.

    “Slow and Steady Wins THIS Race”

  5. Hi, btsilver!

    Don’t worry, you’ll be back in shape by that time ;-)
    Torn and surgery already the past for you and from now on you’ll get better.
    I opted out from surgery - was hard to make such decision.
    I’m on 3rd week and just moved to 1st boot.
    You may check for my story if you like.

  6. Thanks everyone for the replies!

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