New Gear

This time around, I decided I’m investing in good equipment.  I ordered my Vacocast, found a new knee scooter that doesn’t tip so easily, bought cushions for the crutches, and found awesome waterproof cast protectors at Walgreens.  Although I couldn’t put my Vacocast on yet, the new equipment made life SO much easier.  Sadly, insurance [...]

Noooo….. Re-Rupture

Just shy of 10 weeks post-op, I was out running errands.  Dumb errands- buying Christmas scented candles at the mall, grocery shopping (I have plenty of family members who would have done it for me), decorations for Christmas cookies  for a get together we were having that night.  All day, I kept thinking how my [...]

Driving at last!

At about week 6-7, I was able to start driving.  My foot was strong enough to brake and definitely push the gas.  I lifted my knee a little bit off of the seat to make it higher so I could prevent any scary motion and the possibility of re-tearing my achilles.  It was totally working- [...]

Physical Therapy was my life

So physical therapy became a big part of my week.  I would go 3 times a week and by week 6, I was full weight bearing and at 0 degrees PF.  That was such a huge relief to ditch the crutches.  Tina taught me how to wean myself from the crutches by using just one [...]

And so begins Physical Therapy, week 3-4

After 1 week in a splint and 2 weeks in a cast, I went in for another check-up.  I was SO thrilled when he told me I would go directly into a boot.  The cast room guy brought out a big, black boot and showed me how he was putting 3 wedges in the boot [...]

One week post-op

I couldn’t wait for my doctor’s appt.  He saw me in the cast room and he and all of the technicians seemed thrilled with the small incision and how it looked so far.  He made the decision to put on a cast for 2 weeks, NWB.  So, I walked out with a big ole hot [...]

Surgery Day- PARS and PRP

6 days after the “incident” on the tennis courts, I checked in to my doctor’s office to brief before the surgery.  He showed me the video of the technique he’d be using, PARS.  It was fascinating, although I didn’t even realize there were different ways of doing this surgery.  He explained that I’d have a [...]

My story- Rupture and then Rerupture!

I really wish I would have started this long ago, before my rerupture. I’ve gained so much from reading other people’s experiences, good and bad. Unfortunately, it’s been almost 4 months since my first complete rupture of my right achilles tendon and 6 weeks since I reruptured it. So, much of this will [...]