It’s Been Awhile - One year - 9 months

Hey all,
I realized I hadn’t updated this blog for over a year.  It’s been one year and nine months since I had surgery for a Haglund’s deformity (fancy name for a bone spur) which rubbed my achilles in two.  I really struggled with the recovery of this surgery, but am happy to say that my [...]

Nine Months Post-Op - Finally Getting There !!

December 6, 2013 will mark the nine month mark of my achilles surgery.  To review a bit:  I crippled along on a sore heel for 2 years before finally going to an orthopedic doctor.  The first doctor gave me steroid injections in my knee, but diagnosed me with a bone spur on the back of [...]

Seven Months post-op and Still climbing the Mountain

On October 6th, 2013, I will be seven months post-op.  I had surgery on March 6, 2013, after battling a bone spur/Haglund’s deformity for nearly 2 years.  My surgery had to be post-poned for two months because I came down with two raging cases of the shingles.  After surgery I felt really good and was [...]

Nearly Six months post-op and Still not there yet

To recap:  I had surgery on March 6th, 2013 for a Haglund’s deformity that had ruptured my achilles.  I had doctored with my family doctor for 6 months hoping that my achilles pain would subside.  She sent me ortho dr number one.  I doctored with this doctor for nearly 9 months trying heel cups, orthotics, [...]

Four Months Post Op - Still in recovery

July 6th was my four month post-op milestone.  I had surgery on March 6, 2013 for a Haglund’s deformity which caused my achilles to rupture.  This is been a slow process, and I’m still not there yet.  I hit a brick wall about a month ago when I felt some type of “zap” during an [...]

Up Against a Brick Wall

So, it’s been 15 weeks today that I had surgery for a ruptured achilles caused by a Haglund’s deformity which gnawed it in half (Surgery March 6th, 2013).  I had to post-pone my surgery for two months because I got the shingles not once, but twice.  I was off work from my teaching position for [...]

It’s A Week and a Half Into Summer-Where is the Recovery?

So, it’s been a week and a half since school got out.  I had my achilles surgery on March 6, 2013, and was off of work for about 9 weeks.  I went back to teach the last 2 weeks of school - the last day being May 17th.
I was all ready to get better now [...]

School’s out for Summer-Time to get better !!

I finally finished the school year yesterday, May 17th.  I had my AT repair surgery on March 6th, 2013.  I had crippled along for a couple of years before finally changing doctors and having surgery.  As I mentioned, my achilles was ruptured due to the Hagland’s deformity that had been rubbing on it.  My recovery [...]

8 weeks and 5 days - Time to go back to work

I had my Haglund’s deformity surgery/achilles tendon repair on March 6th, 2013.  As I wrote previously, the achilles/foot was so sore before surgery that after surgery, I felt like a whole new person.  At my 2 week post-op check up, I felt so good, I was sure that the PA would remove the stitches, write [...]

Eight weeks post-op /Still a long process

Today marks eight weeks post-op (surgery March 6th, 2013).  I am still recovering from surgery, but my achilles feels so much better than before.  That bone spur was a killer, as it gnawed my achilles in two.
I was sent home from the surgery center in the walking boot with strict instructions to wear it all [...]