Feb 19 2010

About Me

Published by jgigs

My name is Rick and recently I became inducted into the ATR club.  I guess the warranty really does run out after you turn 40.  I was helping coach my daughter’s U12 soccer team when the unthinkable happened.  I thought I got rolled from behind as I made a routine move with the ball.  Three days later confirmation of the full rupture of my right achille’s tendon.  Six days after the injury I was in surgery and am now on the road to recovery.

I’m a 3rd grade teacher with two very active children.  I also have an amazing wife, she has been a rock through all of this.  It will make the dark days not so dark.

I have spent the last 6 months working myself back into shape.  Not only was I becoming a gym regular, but I was starting to enjoy it.  Coaching soccer was going to let me get back into a sport I played in my much younger days.  It was also a great chance to spend more time with my daughter.

2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. josher47on 24 Feb 2010 at 11:10 am

    I too am a teacher from Minnesota and although I only have one child I still feel that I can relate to your situation quite well. I am almost at 14 weeks post op. so I still have a lot of recovery left to do, but it is amazing the gains you will make over the first 14 weeks if you stay motivated to heal and have the desire to improve. It seems like a long road when you are still in your cast or boot, but stay positive. Teaching can be a bit of a challenge too, just find time to elevate and ice as often as you can. Good luck.

  2. jgigson 01 Mar 2010 at 4:27 pm

    The roll-a-bout has been my best friend, don’t think I could have been back in the classroom so soon. Didn’t want to do a wheel chair! Getting out of the house was the best thing for me, I couldn’t stay home for weeks on end sitting on the couch.

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