Chelynne’s Achilles Blog

April 12, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — chelynne @ 10:35 am and tagged ,

I am so excited to find such a supportive community for people experiencing Achilles Tendon recovery!  Here is my story:

On Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 I was playing Wallyball after work with some friends.  Wallyball?  Yes, it is similar to volleyball but played on a racquetball court.  I was running toward the ball and all of the sudden I felt a pop on the back of my right leg.  I immediately picked up my right foot and just stood there like a flamingo. I didn’t scream or cry.  I just stood there while everyone was looking at me.  With the help of some great co-workers I made it up the stairs from the racquetball court and off to the emergency room.  The nurse made her diagnosis rather quickly that I had in fact ruptured my Achilles tendon and that it was most likely a complete tear.  

I went to work the next day, though I’m not sure I accomplished very much.  I managed to sneak into an appointment slot on Thursday at Tri-State Orthopaedics in the Pittsburgh area.  Dr. Jeffery Kann and his staff are excellent!  I did in fact have a completely torn Achilles, so I was scheduled for surgery the next day.  On Friday the 13th I had ATR surgery and everything went pretty smoothly.  The following three days were a bit rough but I had lots of support from my husband, family, and friends.  I missed four days of work and a Butch Walker concert that I had been looking forward to attending for months.


  1. I never heard of wallyball but it sounds really fun. Good luck with your recovery.

    Comment by ep1977 — April 12, 2009 @ 11:31 am

  2. chelynne - sorry about missing the concert. Glad that you have lots of support from friends and family. It really helps. Keep us posted on your recovery. :)

    Comment by dennis — April 12, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

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