I who joined the gym 2 months ago, thought of myself as one caring about oneself was shocked to find out I had ruptured my achilles during a netball game. I am so concerned I want to learn and share my experiences with people of a similar situation. I am a woman who looks after her family, works full time and having to sit for 3 weeks is driving me mad. Anyone else out there with a similar situation - please feel free to comment. I feel so isolated. I feel there is no end to this. I hear different comments and at present (maybe depressed) but cant see any light at the end. I have been told I could be in a cast up to 18 weeks. Will I have a limp indefinitely or not. I just need to get back to normal. I sometimes have panic attacks in that I worry and feel will I ever get back to normal.