Just thinking about this site and how helpful it was for me during my recovery.. so, thank you.
At this point, my injury seems like so long ago. I am running, doing aerobics classes, biking, golfing… my achilles doesn’t bother me at all during these activities. I am able to lead a pretty active lifestyle, no problem. I am so grateful for that.
I have not taken up basketball again (yet?). I am still afraid to do any kind of sports that require intense bursts. I hurt myself playing basketball the first time so it’s hard not to imagine the same thing happening again and I don’t know if I could handle that… plus put that on all the people that helped me get through my recovery, helped me take care of my kids, the house, etc…
But still.. I miss playing sports. I played some pool volleyball when we went down south on vacation and that is the extent of the jumping I have done. It was actually a good exercise because not full body weight in the water, however I did feel sore the next day. Definitely had to sit out of the beach volleyball games on sand because I was afraid.
Have any of you gotten back to the sport that you played when you got injured? How do you get past that mental block? Or maybe you don’t and just write it off as “something I did when I was younger”.. LOL
A thought out to anyone just starting out on the recovery process… Time does pass. Just do what you’re supposed to do. This is your opportunity to take some time out to slow life down a bit, and maybe even enjoy??? the down time.
Positive thoughts out to you all,