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9 weeks post op

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Whats up everyone?
Just wanted to give a quick update as to where I am at right now with my recovery from ATR surgery on April 19th.
Tomorrow will be 9 weeks post op and I am happy to be able to tell you that I am walking again, with the aid of a wedge in my [...]

5 weeks post op!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Today is 5 weeks post op!
I have not written in a while so I wanted to go ahead and get back on the horse, “so to speak”.
These last 5 weeks have been quite the eye opening experience and I cannot tell you how humbled I am by this injury. I hate to say that I [...]

Day 4

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Hello all,
Let me first say that I have been overwhelmed by the amount of feedback I have gotten from my first couple posts. I expected to maybe hear from one or two people over the course of my entire recovery. I guess I underestimated the power of the internet, number one, and just how common [...]

Day 3 Post Op (boredom sets in)

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Good morning again!
Well, overall yesterday turned out to be a pretty painful day. I had about 5 different instances where it felt like someone was sawing my foot off, but i found that laying on my stomach and putting my foot up in the air so that my heel was higher than my toes, really [...]

Day 2 post op

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Good Morning!
Well i have had a couple new discoveries in the past 24 hours.
First and foremost I have come to greatly understand and appreciate a ‘nerve block’. After surgery, my foot was completely numb for almost 22 hours and thank god it was! Once the Block began to wear off, the pain set in. I [...]

Day 1 Post Op

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Back on the Pain train!
this stuff is no joke! I am taking my med’s as prescribed and still i would rate my pain about a 7.5 on a scale of 0-10, 10 being unbearable…
it is coming in waves though, i will have a few minutes where its not bad, and be able to doze off [...]

The “POP”

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I’ve never been shot, thank god, but I have heard that when your Achilles Tendon ruptures, well, that is what it feels like. Being a weekend warrior on the golf course, my best comparison would however be that when it DOES happen it feels like your buddy took his 3 iron and teed off on [...]