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4th surgery in 5 years

May 5th, 2013 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

I know many of you have had more than 4 surgeries in 5 years, but for me, I really want to be done with all this.  May 1st, my doctor (same doctor from 08), cuts out another mass that had formed over my ATR repair.  First mass formed in ‘10, and was removed.  He removed [...]

4+ Months later: Surgery to close wound

October 20th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Hello all.  It’s been a long while since I’ve updated my situation.  I had surgery this morning to close the orginal surgical wound from an ATR repair back on May 5th.  I don’t know much about the procedure, but I’ll follow up after I get to speak to my doc.  I was a little out [...]

Golf Trip to Arizona

July 1st, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

Here are a few details for anyone concerned about taking that vacation that is already planned and paid for long before this wonderful injury interrupted life as we know it.  If you want to do it, it’s possible…
Day 1:  Airport was fine.  No issues.  I’m in a boot and FWB, so it wasn’t bad.  I only had [...]

Day 54: Full Weight Bearing (sort of) and Golf Trip

June 22nd, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

Day 54 Post-ATR
My home health nurse came by this morning to remove the wound vac (4 day cycle–2 dressing changes).  Wound looks much better and seems to be closing as expected.  I leave for Phoenix, AZ for a golf trip in the morning, so I’m back to “wet to dry” dressings for now.  No vac.  Changes will [...]

Boot Question??

June 20th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

I have a short boot–the DonJoy MaxTrax Ankle Walker—it does not isolate the calf muscle.  From everything I have read about boots for an achilles tendon repair, most of the boots that most patients get will isolate the calf muscle.  I do have wound issues, so maybe I have the short boot because of that??? 
Has my doc [...]

Disney World Trip

June 18th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

Well–I’m back and THANK GOODNESS!!  What a trip.  We spent 7 nights at WDW and I truthfully believe that it was the most crowded I have ever seen it (9th trip since 1994).  We decided on the way home that we will definitely be back, but no time soon!  Even though it was very crowded, [...]

Day 32: Bledsoe Boot and Wound Problems

June 7th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

32 Days post-op:  fitted for the Bledsoe boot today.  Even though I still have a quarter size opening in my incision area, my doc said it would still be okay to go into the boot.  He said it wouldn’t affect anything we are doing from a healing standpoint as long as I didn’t over do [...]

25 Days Post Op—Wound Check & Stitches Out

May 30th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

To review:  ATR on April 29th.  Surgery on May 5th.  Cast off on May 23rd.  Wound macerated and partially open.  Fitted for soft splint and wound dressing changes daily.
I saw the doctor again today (4th post op visit).  The wound is finally healing at an acceptable rate for my doc.  They pulled the stitches out–it [...]

22 Days Post-Op

May 27th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

I had surgery on May 5th to repair my ATR that occurred on April 29th while I was playing basketball.  I am 22 days out of surgery and went to the Doctor today.  To refresh–this past Friday, I had my cast removed and found out that I sweat too much and would not be put [...]

Achilles Tendon Rupture (April 29th-May 26th)

May 26th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No comments

New to the site.  I’ve read tons over the last 3 weeks, so I decided to share.  I ruptured my achilles on my right leg while playing basketball on April 29th.  I’m a coach, and I was playing with one of my PE classes.  Not smart, but I was staying in shape!  No MRI, but [...]