This is a great site. Just learning how to use it. Don’t know how to upload pics or what a tag is. I’ve got some good pics. How do you create a timeline?
Ruptured my Achilles tendon on May 22 playing basketball. I went up for a lay-up and when I landed…BOOM! I knew exactly what had happened. It was one of the loudest sounds I have ever heard. I thought I had step on the b-ball and it had exploded. I limped off the floor and drove myself home. My wife had taken the kids to a baseball game so I waited for her to drive me to the ER. When the ER doc took off my shoe, everybody in the room knew my achilles was ruptured. If one more person tells me “don’t you know you’re to old to be playing ball”, well you know.
This has really sucked. The injury took place on our 15th wedding anniversary and 2 days before leaving for Disney World. I was to start a new job as a pharmacist in June. We have to stand on our feet alot. Any body else’s spouses or significant others about to kill them as well?
Had surgery on the 28th of May. I was in a surgical splint for 10 days post-op (June 6th) and now in a cast. I can’t wait to get out of the hard cast (June 26th). From reading some of the stories, I can see that this is going to be a long recovery process. Does anyone know of any alternatives to the boot (such as a brace)?
Good luck to all and any advice on healing, PT, and post-op care would be greatly appreciated.
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