48 Days Post-Op

48 days can seem like an eternity but the time flies when you set small individual goals just trying to better your recovery each and every day.  Today also marked the beginning of my 5th week of pt. We started  to add resistance workouts to our regimen along with using balance boards. Nothing to tricky but [...]

2 more weeks?

Went back for my 3rd follow up appointment post surgery(1 month) with my doctor and she adjusted the boot to a neutral position. Walking is sooo much easier and now, just a little more painful now since its forcing me to increase my ROM from plantar flexion to neutral. Reminds me of when the dentist would tighten [...]

27 days post op..

And I’m walking with no crutches! Therapy is really paying off, the tendon feels really good but still along way to go. Just thought I’d post an update!

Small Victories

Through my ATR journey thus far I have had to put up with more frustrations than I could have ever imagined. At the same time I’m coming away with an invaluable lesson learned. The little things we tend to take for granted such as walking, carrying a bag of groceries, getting to and from school [...]

PT Day 2

Today was my second day of PT. Im only 3 weeks post therapy but my therapist wanted to see if I could walk with only the support of one crutch and I did so with only moderate pain. After that I was put on a bike and rode for a few minutes and somehow didn’t [...]

PEACE OUT, CRUTCHES!

So I just visited my doctor for the second time post surgery and she told me I could ditch the crutches and start walking with a boot if I am ready. I can stand with no problem but mentally taking that step is impossible for me right now. So in the mean time I’m walking [...]

“How did you do this?…It’s an old person injury..”

I recently found this site and thought it would be cool to keep track of my recovery and learn from others that are farther along the recovery process than I am.
Lets start with a proper intro..My name is Mike ( if my username didn’t already give that away), I’m a 21 year old student at [...]