Posted by: craig | April 16, 2009

One and done

Today marks the one year anniversary of my surgery.  While I’m sure I’ll never forget April 16, it didn’t dawn on me that today was the 1 year mark until 10:30pm this evening.  Darn, I should have worn my achillesblog t-shirt today!  Amazing how last year at this time, and for the next sixth months following, that my ATR recovery was the single most pervasive thought in my mind.  Another sign that my recovery is going well.


Since it is the one year anniversary, I would have liked to have something profound to say, but, alas nothing.  Life feels like it is once again close to normal, but as I told somebody just last night, I don’t think it will ever be the same as it used to be.  I’m comfortable in being active and spend very little time thinking about my injury.  However, it is still stiff most every morning, and my leg strength isn’t there.  Basketball has been frustrating in that I can’t keep up with the 20 somethings anymore.  I’m sure part of that is natural with aging, but I can’t help but to partially blame it on my ATR.  I’ve certainly learned a lot about myself and those around me over the past 365 days.


While I still manage to check out the site on occasion, it is nowhere near the multiple times per day that I would check during the first few months following my injury.  Now that I’ve completed my marathon, I’m sure the visits will continue to grow fewer and farther between, but I will make a point of checking in from time to time.


Dennis, thanks so much for building this site and maintaining it for over a year now.  It has truly been a blessing to me.  I’ve enjoyed connecting with so many of you in sharing experiences and recovery stories.  I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin in person a few months ago, and would enjoy sharing stories and comparing scars with others (when is the ATR open schedule coming out?).  Thanks to everybody who has shared their thoughts and ordeals with me over the past year.  While I’m glad to get back to my previous life, I’ll surely miss many of the chats we shared this past year.


Best of luck in the healing process to everybody.  Remember that patience is truly a virtue, and we will all overcome in time.




craig - Congrats on completing the recovery marathon! Thanks for being part of this community, and I look forward to reading your updates in the future. You’ll catch up to those 20 something bball players in due time.

Well, maybe not. :mrgreen:
I share your frustration, but you get wiser with experience/age. I’ve become quite the crafty player on the court. ;) Mid-range shot gets better with age too.

Please stop by every so often and cheer up some of the recently injured! Good luck to you too. Farewell! :roll:

Happy Anniversary to you too! I just got on the site today for the first time in a long time. Glad that you don’t think about your injury. Maybe you can keep up with the 20 something’s…is it just in your head? Faster…run faster….Not sure why you can’t run as fast…okay…aren’t we all supposed to be as good as new???? Hope the Easter bunny was good to all at your house. Enjoy your week!

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