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Runnerwannabe is a runner once more!!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

I know it’s been a long time since I have posted.  As many find, time heals and we get on with our lives.  I celebrated my 1 year surgery anniversary by running 2 5Ks in 1 week!  What an amazing time.  I had missed running so much and was so pleased to be able to [...]

8 1/2 Months

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Wow - 8 1/2 months!.
So weird how at first things seemed to go so slow, and then the time does fly by!.    I am very grateful to be doing almost anything I want.  I walk, use my elliptical, and 3 weeks ago started doing Zumba.   My Dr. said no running until spring.   [...]

Tendon thick - is that normal?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

I’m at 19 weeks post surgery.  Sometimes, I can walk almost normal.  I have a little limp later in the day if I walk a lot and the first steps in the morning are still quite painful and stiff.  My repaired tendon is really thick compared to the other.  Is that normal?  Will it ever [...]

14 weeks - 4 mile walk

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I haven’t posted in awhile  -Have been very busy, which I guess is a good thing!  I walk around pretty normal now.  Just a little limp left and am careful on stairs and uneven ground.  I only use the leg brace that I got to drive.  It’s the only way I can push in the [...]

Driving again!!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I’m at 11 weeks now.  I got my brace last Thursday and with it, I am able to drive.  I’ve driven to work 3 days this week - about 20 miles each way.  It is still very hard and I can’t keep the clutch pushed in for too long.  If I’m at a red light, [...]

Anyone using a leg brace?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I am at 10 weeks now.  A few weeks ago when I was at PT, my therapist introduced me to a guy who was at 6 months post ATR.  He was wearing this brace on his leg to prevent re-rupture.  So, I asked my doctor about it and he said, “Sure - that would be [...]

Nice weekend at Kelly’s Island

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Well, I’ll be at 9 weeks tomorrow.  My husband and I went to Kelly’s Island on Lake Erie for the weekend.  I was a little hesitant, but everything worked out great.  We took the car over on the ferry, so I wouldn’t have to walk as much.  I kept my boot on for most of [...]

Any advice? I have a stick shift car :(

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Does anyone have any advice for driving stick? I haven’t been able to drive. My rupture is on the left and right now I am FWB in a boot, but cannot even imagine pushing in a clutch! Anyone have any experience? How many weeks out will I be able to drive?

7 weeks (and survived 2 concerts!)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

So, I hit seven weeks on Tuesday - and this has been a very eventful week!  On Monday, I went to my doctor and he said I could FWB, but am to keep by boot on to protect my tendon from re-rupture.  Fair enough!!   He said he will order a brace for inside [...]

Alex Wong

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

WOW - I was watching “So you Thing You can Dance”.  They announced that Alex just ruptured his other achilles tendon during a dance audition.  (He ruptured a tendon during last year’s season).  He was to be on the show next week as an Allstar.  How depressing!!!  I feel so bad for him!  We are [...]