September 25th, 2009

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Posted by dancingdoug in Uncategorized

At 16 weeks and some change after surgery I’m pretty much on my own again. This is a good thing as I have “graduated” from Physical Therapy (as my theapist put it) and my Doctor does not want to see me until Christmas. I left is office last week and he told me to have a happy Thanksgiving.

After being under the care of someone for so long it’s a bit strange to be just another Joe walking around (with a very minor limp when I push it). I feel good and while I don’t have any tatoos, my 6 inch long scar on my right heel will always identifiy me as a member of the ATR Fraternity. (Alpha Tau Rho?) Maybe we should make some shirts and have a kegger.

But I digress (as I tend to do), life is back to normal and I am playing golf on a regular basis once again, playing with the kids, talking walks with my very understanding wife, and just basically enjoing life and very appreciative of a very simple action called walking. How we do take some things for granted.

I probably won’t be writing much any longer, but will keep up on everyone on this blog for at least a while. If I could make a recommendation to anyone in the Metro Detroit area in need of Physical Therapy. I would strongly recommend a company called Probility. They worked with me twice a week for two months and have helped me gain my strengh and confidence back.

Aside from that, I wish everyone on this site with this wretched injury the best of luck, and God Bless You all.

Your ATR Fraternity Brother,


4 Responses to ' How I Spent My Summer Vacation '

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  1. mentalplanet said,

    on September 25th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations! Godspeed.

  2. on January 19th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Over 2 years later, how’s the recovering going?

  3. dancingdoug said,

    on January 19th, 2012 at 11:22 am


    Thanks for asking. Yes it has been over two years, it will actually be three this May. Time does fly.

    I’m doing very well, and am doing everything that I used to do before the injury. I don’t do anything special regarding rehab at this point, just get up and go.

    Ocassionally I feel a little tight in the area of the achilles, possibly scar tissue breaking up, but basically I don’t think about it much any more.

    I’m an avid golfer and I swear this injury solved my life long slice. After my injury I started to put more weight on my left (good) foot during my swing which has prompted a draw. Weird. Also being from Michigan I enjoy winter sports and both snow shoe and downhill ski. The injury hasn’t affected either activity.

    The most encouraging thing I could say is that I feel back to normal and except for the ugly scar don’t think much about it any more. I do sometimes worry about the strengh of my left achilles, but best not to dwell on that sort of thought.

    Again, thanks for asking and for what it’s worth “this too shall pass.”


  4. on June 7th, 2012 at 2:11 am

    You had a great summertime! I ran the NY Marathon in 2006. The greatest marathon in my opinion. 42km people on the left and right. Very inspiring!

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