How I did it..!

Please excuse from the outset I am not a writer by any means I also have never used a blog before, so this could end up in a bigger mess than a bowl of spaghetti.

My Achilles rupture happened on the 23rd of April I am or was ” or still very unsure” a rugby union referee now being on an American website I wonder whether you have ever heard of it ?, but to say that here in South Wales its the national sport it is a fantastic game look it up on YouTube, so one of the sides had just scored points and therefore we go back to the centre of the field were the opposition kick off I am in the centre ready to chase after the ball when as you all can imagine cause I suppose its the title of the website I have this amazing snap in the back of my left ankle it became rooted to the ground it felt as though the connection between my brain and leg was lost, just  destroyed in a split second…gone! then it began the thump thump thump, even as I was talking to the medics on the pitch I could feel it.  I took off my boot and looked down it looked as though there was nothing wrong no blood or bruising just this constant thumping.

Aside from this my eleven year old son was on the sidelines watching the game I never realised until that moment how grown up he was he took my arm and put it over his shoulder to bare some weight I think he realised before I did that I was in a serious condition the walk along the sidelines was long as I have never experienced an early exit being a referee we are  normally the last ones to leave the pitch, again my boy suprised me by phoning his mother as we walked he said Dads had an accident wen need to  take him to the emergency room straight away, eventually we both made it to the changing room were he help me with my kit  bag and clothes 

Before I move on thanks son, I will always appreciate your support  that you gave me on that day “I Love You”

So that it simple…. now the real problems start at the hospital……

3 Responses to “How I did it..!”

  1. dad what a lovley story it explanes it all
    love your son elliottxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. aww geez, that’s a lovely story Kev. You are very fortunate to have the support of your son, lucky man indeed.

    When I did mine I was wheeled off the footy park on the back of a pushbike and into a waiting taxi to the ER, not quite as sentimental!

    Good luck with whatever happens next (assuming surgery). I am at week 2 and so far it ain’t so bad.

  3. Lovely touching story.

    There are quite a few of us in the UK, did my achilles in March 2008 and this site is a wonderful helpful community. The UK victims are in constant touch with each other and email each other off-blog as well.

    Football is my game, ‘Manchester City’!!! not the other lot. Anyway, take care, the advice on this site will be very important to you over the next few months.

    We are off to Tenby in June for a holiday, hope this awful weather improves.

    If in doubt about any treatment, ask it on the blog someone somewhere in the world will be able to answer your question.


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