So, this gets harder…

PT session number was no joke.  Started on the recumbent bike which was a workout in itself.  I have only been out of the boot for a few days so I really haven’t worked out the calf in months.  On level zero, started cramping up at two minutes in.  After ten minutes of what felt [...]

PT: Day 1

So PT started today. It was my initial eval so not too much happened.  The therapist was glad to see my ROM was pretty good and she said what I thought was a lot of swelling, was really very light and reasonable.  The calf massage, no fun.  I had knots in that muscle that I [...]


Well, I had my 8 week post op appointment today.  And just as the doc said at my last exam, I walked out in two shoes!  It has been two months since I put a shoe on my left foot and I have to tell you, it was strange.  I am much slower now than [...]

Second Post Op

Leading up to my second post op, which was 5 weeks post surgery, my job was to get my injured ankle to 90 degrees.  How I was casted, which was essentially 45-50 degrees, I had my work cut out for me.  My Achilles felt so tight, I didn’t see how I could reach that goal [...]

First post op

Ok, I found this blog a little late so I am going backwards right now and posting what I readily remember of the process. I will catch up soon enough.  Leading up to my first post op was rough.  Due to the fact that I also tore my calf along with a rupture of my [...]

ATR: Who Knew

This is my first post so bear with me while I figure this whole thing out.  I am new to the blogosphere as I never had anything that I was passionate enough about to share or even post on.  Then I tore my left Achilles.  Such a life altering event changed my opinion so here [...]