I got a comment through the Achilles blog that turned out to be to a Spam comment here.
I haven’t visited in over 2 years (11/17/2011) and it feels a bit surreal.
Initial partial tear in April 2009, surgery in October of same year for what they thought was Haglund Deformity but turned out to be an Achilles injury.
Re-tore partially in September of 2011 which took a lot of scar tissue with it.
PT for 5 months.
That was actually a blessing because the 2 years between surgery and re-tear were horrible and painful.
September of 2012 I took a step wrong and partially tore a small tendon on the side of my right foot.
Boot for 4 weeks and PT for 3 months because the Achilles was fine!
On the exercise front I’m a happy camper.
In May I started a circuit-training boot camp kind of class that is 30 minutes and hits all the core and balance muscles as well as upper body work.
Twice a week and taught by a gal who herself tore her Achilles and knows the pain.
I’ve noticed an enormous leap in ability of my legs, I can now leg press easily 125 pounds (up from 60) and can do step-up exercises much easier.
I walk 4 miles every other day in about an hour and 10 minutes and my first 5k is coming up in October.
It’s been a long and hard journey and it takes so much work.
But it’s do-able.