July 28th, 2009

1 year ….I made it

I cant believe its been 1 year already. I am sorry to see so many people who have joined since I had a year ago. I think there was about 160 when I joined. I would like to thank Dennis for this awesome community and I fit weren’t for this forum the first few months would have been brutally long.
As for my tendon not much has changed for 10-12 months maybe only my confidence in using it more and more each day. It is still a little sore / stiff in the mornings but it does not stop me from trying anything.
I hope everyone recovers well and take care.

May 28th, 2009

10 months

I can’t believe it has been 10 months since the injury/surgery.  The time really has gone so quickly it didn’t seem too back last August.  I don’t think about the Achilles very often anymore I just go on with my daily routine and the odd time I do feel it act up when I overdo it.  I guess that’s it way of saying ” I’m not quite  heeled  yet so slow down! “.  I would say its about 85-90 % .  So I will be resuming all my summer sports now and hope for the best however I am now more worried about my NON surgically repaired tendon I look at it as a ticking time bomb.  Oh well I guess I can’t look at it that way and just enjoy the summer.  To the baseball diamond I go.

Take care to all and to all of you who are behind me in the rehab if you have any questions just ask.

Jamie in Ottawa, Canada

April 20th, 2009

9 months

I cant believe its been 9 months since the Rupture. It is still stiff when I wake up in the morning. I finally resumed most of my physical activities. I’m still not sure whether I will resume softball this summer but we’ll see. Jogging and Boxing are going well (skipping is a little rough though). If I push to hard then it is a little sore the next day. For all those behind me it will get better. Take care all
Jamie

January 20th, 2009

Just shy of 6 months… No more physio

My physiotherapist has released me.  She figured they have done all they can do. I need to strengthen the area myself.  They have given me all the tools no I must use them by myself.  I am now jogging on the treadmill and doing most of my usual gym workouts. It is still a little tender so I do have to take care and not push to hard.  Jumping is still a little to hard to do but it do some skipping ( 1-2 mins at a time) before my boxing workout.

The first 4 months or rehab you see so much improvement but the last 4-6 months the increments are so small it is hard to notice any improvement. My physiotherapist did some measurements and my injured tendon  ROM is almost the same as my good one.  I’m starting to do calf raises and heel drops off a step to increase my strength.

Take care everyone and I will try and update in another month.

Jamie

December 29th, 2008

Happy New Year and 20 week update

Happy Holidays to everyone. I thought I will give an update on my Achilles. Its been 20 weeks and I cant believe is has gone that quick. My tendon has healed quite well. I can now do single leg heel raises which was my goal to do by Christmas.  I will be starting to do heel drops off a step next month.  Everything seems close to normal, No limp (only a little in the morning) . I still swell up a little but only near the end of the day.  I just need to work on my strength in the area since I am still unable to run properly.  The Gym exercises I have been doing are starting to feel a little easier.  Hopefully the next 20 weeks go just as quick.

Happy New Year to all.

Jamie

October 4th, 2008

10 weeks post op

Its been 10 weeks today since my surgery. Oh how time flies! Ive been FWB for about 3 weeks now and 1 week without any support ( Aircast ) I have Physio 2 days a week and we start with 5 mins of  ultrasound and then about 15 mins of stretching with the therapists assistance and a finish with 10-15 mins on the Wobbleboard to help my balance and strength.  Oh what fun ! However my range of motion is almost back to normal I just need to work on my strength. This should help my pronounced limp. Everyday does feel better and I think I’m walking better each day.  In 4 weeks I’ll be in Las Vegas so I hope it is much better by then because I have lots to do there.  Bye for now.   Jamie

September 29th, 2008

I ditched the boot

I finally decided to bootless. My Dr and Physiotherapist said I could start to get rid of the boot over the next couple of weeks. I decided now is a good time. It came off friday and I have not put it back on since. Freedom at last.  But what a limp. I’m going to Las Vegas in 4 weeks hopefully everything is fine by then I have a lot of walking to do there.  I can finally see the light.

Jamie

September 17th, 2008

Questions for my Doc

What should I ask my Dr. I’m going tomorrow to see if I can lose the boot. I’m almost 8 weeks post op and am hoping to go into 2 shoes.  I’m nervous about this venture and am not sure what I should be asking him. If anyone has some advice it would help .

September 17th, 2008

Hockey Player Injured.

I’m a hockey fan and follow most teams. This just happened.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Justin Williams has suffered another major setback.

The Carolina Hurricanes winger tore his right Achilles tendon on Wednesday morning and will miss the next four to six months.

He’ll undergo surgery later this week.

I’m sure we all know what lies ahead for him.

August 14th, 2008

That numb feeling

When will my foot get its feeling back? The outside of my foot/heel has little or no feeling.  Has anyone else experienced this? How long Does it last ?

Just wondering

Jamie

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