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 [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]