Feb 20 2010
I’m a teacher and went back to work on Monday and spent the day on my feet, limping around the classroom and halls. That afternoon I went to see the Orthopedic surgeon, already pretty sure what he was going to tell me. After all, I couldn’t use my foot to push of when walking and forget about standing on my toes. I could barely walk in from the parking lot.
After performing the Thompson test, the Dr. looked me in the eye and said, “We could do an MRI to confirm it, but you ruptured your Achille’s tendon.” Went on to explain the divot in the back of my leg and why my leg felt the way it did. He told me my options, saying he believed surgery was the best way to handle this. I told him I was a teacher so arrangements had to be made and asked “How long before I can return to work?” He told me if we did the surgery on Thursday, I could go back to work on Monday.
So I spent the next two days getting sub plans ready, getting a pre-op physical and trying to help my wife make arranges for transportation for the next two months.
Oh yeah, and I kept wearing my Red Wings boots and limping through the days.