2 years 1 month update

Life is definitely back to normal, but it sure has been a long way to go. I had a partial tear in my right achilles 2 1/2 years ago, then a complete tear 4 months later because of bad luck and a slippery pavement. Today my achilles sets no real limitations in everyday life. I still get some odd sensations in my right achilles tendon sometimes and cannot run as often and as much as before, but intensive cycling (even trail cycling) and skiing give no symptoms. Something I would like to share with those of you who feel progress is slow, is my experience that I still have progress, more than two years after the injury. At the moment I am recovering after having had arthroscopy for a meniscus tear, but that’s really nothing compared to the achilles injury. There is hope!

Best wishes Raoul

2 Responses to “2 years 1 month update”

  1. Hello again Raoul,

    Well done, it’s a long road isn’t it !!

    Richard

  2. wow.. always wondered what the picture could look like this much time post-op. You always hear that the tendon will never be the same, but never specifically how. I’m amazed running is still an issue at 2 years. My jaw dropped. I see healthy runners all the time and think how wonderful it must be to have perfectly strong tendons… and then think if those days are done for me. At the same time I can’t deny that long distance running and I aren’t much friends despite a few years of attempted courtship. At 4 months post-op, I’m just looking forward to using the cross trainer again at high intensity intervals and burning off some of this “sitting around the house” fat I’ve put on!

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