Slowly making progress

Its been over 5 months since my surgery and last week my doctor said that the tendon was healing well and now it was all about strengthening it — all forms of PT were available, no restrictions, as pain allows. I’m actually able to do a one legged lift on my bad ankle, albeit, [...]

Normal shoes

It’s been 15.5 weeks since my surgery and last week, I was finally promoted up to normal shoes with no heel lifts. Although I still walk with a limp, the walking motion is starting to strengthen my ankle and my normal gait is starting to come back. I still have trouble walking down [...]

Big scare and note on flying

Its been 10 weeks since my surgery and my doctor said that there should be no problems with flying, so last week I took a trip to see some family. Being 10 weeks out, I am in a walking boot and have felt pretty confident getting around, not much pain in my foot, decent [...]

2 months in

Its been 9 weeks since my surgery and I’ve been doing PT for the past 3 weeks. The first few weeks were primarily ankle range of motion and leg exercises — my achilles was still very fat and with such little use, it felt incredibly tight , even when just standing on it. [...]

Happy New year!

I haven’t updated this as much as I had hoped, but with the start of a new year, I figured I would drop an update.  It has been ~4 weeks since my surgery and last week, I got my cast off!  Now, the cast was a hassle and it feels great to be able to [...]

Surgery went well

I had my surgery this morning, bright and early — we had to be at the hospital by 6:30am, as we were the first case of the day.  Thankfully, everything went smoothly — the nerve block is still fully numbing my leg a good 10 hours later, but the doctor said that it will wear [...]

day 2 post

I saw the doctor on Monday and he confirmed a full tear — although he offered a surgical and non-surgical recovery option, I’ve pretty much set on the surgical one and my surgery is scheduled for this Thursday.  On a lighter note, my boss was extremely understanding and told me to work from home and [...]

Day 1 post

I’m a 36yr old male that has been playing recreational basketball for most of my life and I never thought this would happen to me.  I’m not sure if that’s a normal thought or an arrogant one, but I basically figured that I had a good feel for my body and how to avoid pushing [...]

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