I am a 34 year old Male. I am very activate and love playing sports. I recently joined a semi pro football team. I knew doing this might get me injured but the risk was worth the reward at the time, until this happened. It was my dream to be able to put pads on one more time and when a semi pro team came into town I thought this is my chance. We were 2 games into the season June 8th in front of our home crowd, very excited to play in front of family and friends. It was late in the 1st qrt when I was on Punt Return I realized I strained my Achilles, nothing serious at the time. I came off the field and began stretching it and it loosened right up and there was no problem. I continued playing. I am a full back so if you can think of the pounding that continued into late into the 4th qrt, 2 mins remaining and the coaches decide to give me the ball on the 2 yrd line. I am nervous and excited at the same time. I am telling myself I am going to get this touchdown. I get the ball handed off to me and I hit 2 guys push them into the endzone and hear the refs say touchdown and then it happend, the biggest nightmare to any athletic or individual for that matter this feeling like someone kicked me in the back of the foot and when I realized no one was there I knew it, it was over. I limped off the field and headed to the hospital to get it confirmed it was a complete rupture. That Tuesday meant with my surgeon and he too confirmed it and we scheduled for that Friday June 14th. I will tell you what this has been very lonely and boring sitting at home. I was put into a boot right from the hospital. The first 5 days was the worst, but it is improving everyday. I am icing it , keeping it elevated a lot and working from home for the most part, thank you technology. I have been watching people blog about there process and I would like to share my thoughts and also hear others on how they are getting along. This will be a long road and we all have time to spare. Please comment anytime..