First Blog Post

June 12, 2009 | |

Hi everyone, this is my first blog for anything so bear with me.  I am currently two days post operation.  I ruptured my achilles over a month ago in the Philippines.  When people ask me how I injured it and I respond “dancing”, I get a smiling response saying, “dancing, what kind of dancing?”  Well here’s the story, I was in the Philippines celebrating my wife’s 40th birthday and I was trying some old dance moves that I use to do back in high school in the late 80’s a la Bobby Brown, MC Hammer, etc.  when all of sudden I felt a wack to the back of my calf, I thought I had backed into a pole of something, but nothing.  I was out in the Philippine provinces at the time so an emergnecy room was not an option.  It actually took me a while before I finally went to see a doctor in Manila when he confirmed my ruptured achilles and at that time, I was set to fly back to the US within a week so I ended up postposing my surgery until after I arrived LA which is  a month after the original injury date.  Not sure how this delay will impact my recovery but my surgery went well on Wednesday.  I have some pain but it is tolerable and have basically just laid down on the couch with my leg elevated the past couple days.  The only time I get up is to go the bathroom.  I still have not taken a shower yet, I’ll probably wait another day.  Any tips on taking showers would be welcome.  I have a bathtub bench and also a plastic sleeve for my leg.  One thing that really bothered me last night was my first itch in my soft cast, it freaked me out that I could not scratch it, I got nervous and had a mild anxiety attack.  I tried to focus on something else which worked, but I did not like the fact that I was helpless to physically deal with the itch.  I’m having my mom bring a hair dryer as I read that blowing cool air into the cast will provide some relief.  Anyways, this is my first surgery and first time to wear a cast, but after two days, I’m nervous I may lose it one day knowing that  have to be in a cast for at least the next 3-6 weeks if not longer.  I have my first post operation appointment next week so we will see how my wound has healed.  Thanks inadvance for any recommendations and I look forward to sharing my experiences with all of you.


1 Comment so far

  1. wubfree on June 26, 2009 8:16 pm

    Dance moves a la MC Hammer?! Bobbi Brown?!!! Awesome! Can’t Touch This!

    Good luck to us all during the recovery.

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