Hope everybody is doing well out there. I would like to start by thanking Dennis from http://achillesblog.com/ for his help I really appreciate it. Most of the people that have started their own Achilles blogs have done so as soon as their injury occurred. Well I’m not one of those people, in fact I almost didn’t write about my own experience at all. My injury happened back on November 3, 2009. I like many of the people who have had a ruptured Achilles tendon, was just trying to exercise to make sure I was staying in shape. I usually go jogging and I workout to keep my cardio up but that day was invited to play a game of pick up basketball by my cousin. I hadn’t played basketball in months and I used to play basketball all the time, I actually taught my cousin how to play to the point that now he is way better than me. When I started to play i noticed that I was cramping up right away even though I stretched out for about 15 minutes. I was also thirsty which usually wasn’t normal for me but I kept playing. I played a couple of games and decided that I would play one more which turned out to be a BIG MISTAKE. I went to go shoot the ball and all of a sudden I heard a pop and I felt like I got hit on my right ankle from the back. I turned around to see if anyone was behind me but there wasn’t anybody. My cousin looked at me with a confused look because he didn’t know what was happening to me and when I tried to walk i knew it was BAD. I immediately knew it was my Achilles, I watch alot of sports and I had heard of these type of injuries; in particular NBA Elton Brand. I got inside the house and went on the Web MD website and all the the symptoms confirmed the nightmare that I was about to start living. Instead of going to the emergency room, I waited a couple of days and went to the doctor who then referred me to a orthopedic specialist. The ortho confirmed that my Achilles tendon had ruptured and gave me the options. Luckily I had already read the Achilles blog and I knew I wanted surgery right away, especially because my snowboarding season was over before it started. On November 11, 2009 I went into surgery and the journey to recovery started………..To Be Continued!