It does get better

It has now been over 3 years since my achilles rupture and surgery. I haven’t been on this site in well over a year - mostly because I DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT MY ACHILLES ANY MORE!! Yes, to those just starting out or rehabbing, you will get there. I lead a full active life - I run (though I have been quite delinquent lately), I play softball, I walk perfectly normally and, other than a really ugly 6 inch long incision scar and the occasional strained feeling in my calf, all is perfectly normal. I even partially tore the calf muscle last summer playing softball (same way I tore the AT) and, although there was momentary panic, I quickly determines it was higher up, not the AT, and got back to normal activity within a couple of weeks.

So, hang in there, keep rehabbing, and you will get there!!

Ed

7 Responses to “It does get better”

  1. Thanks for the words of encouragement! I’m trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s a very long tunnel. Congrats on your recovery!

  2. I’m glad to have read this, I’m only about 3 weeks in but I’m keeping positive, it’s good to know you’re still active and your Achilles is far from your mind!

  3. Thanks for checking back in. Always good to hear from “survivors” who have returned to normal-land.

  4. As someone early in the recovery process, your update is very helpful for me. I dream of a day when I don’t think about this injury anymore!

  5. Glad to hear things are getting better, I ruptured my left achillies last December and was put on a “middle of the road” as far as I can tell UK NHS rehab protocol, been in shoes for 5 weeks now and getting stronger all the time!

    Question - I joined this site shortly after rupturing my Achilles and have been grateful for all the information and stories posted here, I would like to make my own blog with my progress (and encouragement to those on crutches still!) but can’t for the life of me see how to do it! I can’t find my “hello world” post, presumably cause it was a while ago now and there is nothing under “dashboard” in my profile?!

  6. scrap that did not read the front page well enough, didn’t send an e-mail :p

  7. Hello again Ed - nice to hear you’re doing well. I’m 3 years in as well. I’ve still got some residual ankle stiffness due to a long recovery in plaster. However I don’t give it much thought any more.

    All the best,

    Richard

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