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May 8, 2008

5 Weeks Post op

Filed under: Uncategorized — mbargo @ 8:45 pm and

Its really amazing how far you get in 5 weeks.  I went back and read my first blog 3 days out of surgery.   Actually I could have read most anybodys because they are all so similar….bummed out feeling sorry for myself…why me…..  I had two trips planned in the next 4  weeks wondered if I could even go.  I got the welcome replies..thanks Dennis, Doc Ross,johnskier….  First I was shocked anyone even read it or understood.  But it really helped my attitiude change and change fast.  Then the learning began.

 Well now I am FWB with no more wedges in my boot…..yes no more $%#@ wedges it makes FWB soo much better.  I actually played 18 careful holes of golf Monday and shot pretty good,  I was a little liberal with the cart extremely careful but it worked out. I will be playing every monday in my league.  I gave my scar and tendon some lotion and a little massage for the first time.  I am still learning to get comfortable touching the area too much/hard.  Over the next 2 weeks I will start some in house walking with no boot and plan to be in the now famous “2shoes for me club”  starting week 7.

 Two free hands clubs at least for now.  I certainly look at things different and can’t wait for next trip wth no boot.  Not planned yet but lots of ideas…

 Anyway weather is getting good in Michigan and this injury is not stopping me from enjoying it.   I actually shot a couple baskets in the driveway……careful now!


  1. Mbargo,

    Congrats on the golf, 5 weeks since surgery, WOW !

    Well done :)

    Comment by johnk — May 9, 2008 @ 5:38 am

  2. You give me such hope! I am a lifelong tennis player, but 4 years ago started playing golf for a few reasons. I really thought tennis was hard on my body, and that when the body wears down from tennis, I could always have golf! At the time, I was really thinking this would come into play in about 20 years. Little did I anticipate an ATR at this age.

    So, that is a long way of saying I am thrilled that you are playing after 5 weeks. That is fantastic progress. I am now thinking I might get out on the course this summer after all! Wow.

    Does it feel weird when you swing?

    Comment by tennisjunkie — May 9, 2008 @ 7:15 am

  3. Tennisjunkie-

    Actually I was so worried about not moving my legs so much and just wanted to make good contact.. I felt like I only took a half swing. Lo and behold the ball seemed to go as far as normal….and straight!

    I was very surprised it did not feel very wierd at all after a few swings. It made me slow down and just worry about hitting the ball in a smooth motion.

    I was hitting a plastic practice ball around the yard the day before that to gain comfort.

    Slow and steady wins the race….

    Comment by mbargo — May 9, 2008 @ 7:54 am

  4. Impressive to say the least. I am waiting until 3 months post before I play a round. How did your ankle feel with the weight transfer?? Swelling???

    and what did you shoot???

    Doc Ross

    Comment by Doc Ross — May 9, 2008 @ 8:04 am

  5. I shot 93 which is about 3 stokes above my handicap. I really focused on keeping my lower body stable and took a very easy swing. Very little movement below the hips. The boot kept my leg very stable. Surprisingly hit the ball very well. I really got the confidence to play by swinging in the yard. On my good leg I used a

    I had only planned on 9 but felt good so I kept going. My heel got a little tender but surprisingly I did not have swelling. I had the wedges in at the time so I wonder if it will be different now that I am without.

    Comment by mbargo — May 9, 2008 @ 8:39 am

  6. hi mbargo
    ive been on the site a few times
    i am 7 weeks post op
    2nd tear - on other foot
    booked my first golf game tomorrow in my boot
    hit some balls today actually hit them pretty good - the boot kept my swing much shorter and in check
    how was the boot on the green- did it make marks

    Comment by James — May 9, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  7. WOW!! Im 4 days in and was hoping to golf in 8 wks. Good 4 u! My first day back 2 work today. fun.

    Comment by zam215 — May 12, 2008 @ 2:28 pm

  8. have you played golf without your boot yet?
    i am thinking of chucking it for golf
    i have been a week without the boot for everywhere else
    played 4 rounds with the boot but it is getting aggravating

    Comment by james — May 18, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

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