9 months

Not a lot to report other than it has been 9 months. Still walking, still working on calf-raises and stretching. I am not all the way back yet, but the injury doesn’t keep me from doing what I do, which is walking and golfing. I still can’t do a single leg calf-raise [...]

Breanna Stewart

Former UConn star and current professional basketball player ruptured her right achilles tendon (yesterday, I guess) while playing in Russia. It got me to thinking about a few things about this injury. First of all, I feel for her. I don’t know how a professional athlete could ever get the point of trusting [...]

7 months

Just a quick note. We drove home from Florida this week. On the way down, after Christmas I was at 4months post-injury. I could drive, but after about 5 hours my right leg was getting pretty tired. On the way home, at 7 months, no problem. I drove 11 hours the [...]

Just moved past 6 months

Last Friday was the 6 month (26 weeks) mark since my injury..I have been in Florida since Jan. 1…As you would expect, walking much better than I was 2 months ago…still not completely normal. I can just barely get injured heel off of the ground with one leg calf-raise effort. It doesn’t bother me [...]

Closing in on 5 months

Wintering in Florida, and it has been a great place to continue my rehab. Below zero back home, with a foot and a half of snow on the ground, so it’s great to be in a place where I can walk every day. Been doing between 2 and 2 1/2 miles almost every day, [...]

8 days on the road, finally settled in

I straddled the 17 week anniversary with 8 days of travel. I drove 7 hours one day, 4 the next, then a full day off, then 7 hours, then 2 days off, then 3 hours. I’m glad I didn’t try to drive any more than 7 hours. With Holiday traffic, and snowbirds, there were [...]

Last PT (I think)

With Christmas around the corner, and then my departure for Florida for the winter, I’m done with my local PT. They and I are very pleased with my progress. My doc says it’s totally up to me whether or not I feel I need to find PT in Florida. I’ll see how it goes. They [...]

Weight Gain

I figured I’d share this as a cautionary tale. When I got hurt my wife put the bathroom scale in a closet so there would be one less thing for me to trip over. That was 15 weeks ago. I pulled it out last night and, not terribly surprisingly, I’ve put on a few pounds. [...]

Last (?) Visit with Surgeon

Tomorrow will be 15 weeks post injury. I saw the surgeon today. He checked out the tendon, tested my strength etc. He was very pleased. I had a concern about the swelling I still exhibit, and he wasn’t the least bit concerned about it. In fact he said I’d be more swollen if I’d [...]

14 Weeks!

Today marks 14 weeks since my injury. I walked a bit over 2 miles yesterday, after my PT appointment. PT is very pleased, somewhat impressed (I think that’s because I’m their first non-surgical ATR client)… adding more balancing exercises, continuing to stretch and do calf raises. Still doing double calf raises up, and [...]