Who Kicked Me?

Hello and welcome to my first post on my Achilles blog.  I tore my Achilles in the final minutes of an indoor soccer game last Tuesday.  The loud “pop” and the feeling that someone had just kicked me kind of gave it away and a visit to my doctor the next day removed all doubt.  That was five days ago and I am just coming to grips that full recovery is going to take some time.

I know there is never a good time for an Achilles tear but I really had some stuff to do! My favorite family vacation of the year is our annual skiing/snowboarding trip which happens to be in two weeks.  Needless to say I am pretty bummed out about not being able to ski with my 6 & 8 year olds but I am looking forward to starting my recovery.  My surgery is scheduled for this Thursday and I will try to write one more time before then.

Like many of you, I’m sure, I found this site while searching for information on Achilles tears.  I am really glad it exists and I am looking forward to sharing my recovery with all of you and being inspired by your recoveries.

Speak soon.