F@&#…apparently I’m now in the 1-2%.
Was at a party Saturday evening and, wearing the boot, stepped on the edge of a sidewalk. Heard the POP again and went down. Knew something was wrong, obviously. Went to the doctor on Tuesday with tenderness above the surgical site. Was able to press down with my foot but he wanted a MRI to check it out. Had the MRI this morning and the preliminary report is that I have ruptured the Achilles again…above the previous tear. The doctor is waiting to see the scan himself but we have scheduled surgery for Friday.
It’s really unbelievable to me. Six weeks ago, everything is fine. Now, I’m going in for my second surgery. Before the first rupture, my mis-step probably wouldn’t have even caused a twisted ankle.
It’s hard for me to figure this out. I thought the boot would afford better protection. I was told that short of jumping off the dining room table the tendon was strong enough to withstand stress. I have been diligently doing all the prescribed protocol. I was supposed to start wearing two-shoes this week. At least my doctor feels badly about this as apparently this is the first time he’s had this happen. As he’s leaving the practice next week, he offered to hand me over to his associate. I figure if he’s never had this happen twice, what are the chances of a third time then.
In any case, I am not looking for pity…I know everyone here cares. Just wanted to share the bad news along with the good. And I truly hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else here. Needless to say, I will be taking a much less aggressive rehab approach this time around. There goes my summer…again.
Achilles 2, Dave 0…spotting that little bastard a lead but I’ll win this battle.
PS. Dennis, do I have to buy two t-shirts now?