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1/2 way, 26 weeks, 6 months………

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Call it all of the above as today marks 6 months since my injury happened.
Jeez, is it really that long since a dark cold February night when I ruptured my AT ?
Yes, it sure is and at 0435hrs today as I started my cycle to work I actually thought that it was that time, it [...]

Week 18 or 1/3 to Full Recovery

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Hi ATR Nation,
Just a short update on what has been happening in June.
I have started to attend PT at the local hospital and twice a week attend the lower limb rehab clinic where my recovery is regulary assessed by the team of PT’s.
On the days after attending PT I cycle to and from work in [...]

Cycling to work (part two)

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Hi fellow ATR’ers, just a quick post on how my return from work journey went this evening. Left work 1805hrs changed route slightly to miss the worst hill on the route and found that it actually worked out well for me. I managed to keep up a good steady pace and as a result got home [...]

Cycle to work (part one)

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Hi folks,
Just wanted to let you know how my first attempt at cycling to work went.
I got up around 40 minutes earlier than I normally would if I was cycling to work just to give me the extra time to cycle the 10 miles in to work. I dressed and took 15/20 minutes to stretch [...]

13 Weeks

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Well folks, today is exactly 13 weeks since this journey began for me and I thought it was time to do an update.
Overall I feel that my recovery is on target and to prove this I managed to get out on the road with my bike on Sunday, for a small run or so I [...]

Pictures of Non-Surgery ATR after 12 days

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Here are some pictures of my non-surgery ATR 12 days after the final cast was removed. My ankle is slightly swollen today due to my 12hr shift, but other than that it is feeling good.
Got an appointment from PT today to go along on Thursday to assess my recovery strategy.

12 hours of hell

Friday, May 9th, 2008

As the title suggests I have endured a long hard day back at work.
The day started well at 5am when my alarm went off and I made sure I did all my stretches and massages, got dressed and for the 1st time in 11 weeks put on my work safety shoes (toe proctectors). I got [...]

Return to work

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Day 77 since ATR and I am finally returning to work.
Worked from 8am until 1230pm today and feel no ill effects, other than where is my mid morning sleep
Back tomorrow for a full 12 hour shift and that’ll be me into my shift pattern again.
Mobility wise my ankle feels good, turning a slight [...]

3 days cast free

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Good evening folks,
I have been cast free for 3 days now and noticed a vast improvement in mobility over the last 24 hours.This morning after my shower, I massaged and manipulated my calf and ankle for 45 minutes to see what difference this made. Today instead of the built up shoe I tried my regular shoe [...]

Cast Free

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

 After 70 of the longest days of my life I am finally cast free and walking with 2 shoes on again, okay 1 has a heel lift on it, but it is better than hopping and crutching along.
 The cast came off at 10am this morning leaving me with this withered looking left leg with [...]