One Year on

Well, I’ve made it past the first anniversary of my ATR. The good news is that everything seems to be going well. Physically my leg is 100% Psychologically I still have some reservations… I haven’t played badminton and I’m afraid to get back on the court. I know that’s daft and there shouldn’t be any [...]

Another milestone

I passed another key stage in my rehabilitation two weeks ago and thought I should update this blog. I can now (finally) raise my body weight solely on the the ball of my ‘bad’ leg. This is a major success and I am finally beginning to believe that I could maybe return to sport in [...]

Progressing well

I thought it was about time to post an update. In two days time it will be seven months since my ATR. I am happy to report that I can now do pretty much anything I could before - with the exception of running or playing Badminton, neither of which I have tried. I’m wearing [...]

Progressing cautiously

Well, it’s been a while since I posted any status updates but I’m happy to report that my recovery is progressing well. Although my ankle still looks swollen compared to my ‘good’ leg and does still swell significantly on some occasions it is generally behaving itself well. I can walk normally, albeit slower than I [...]

Back on track

Having had an enforced weekend of rest due to illness last weekend I can report that my achilles is definitely better for the respite. As long as I walk slowly I can once more walk without a limp, athough it does reappear if I try to walk faster.
I will be taking great care on uneven [...]

One step forwards… two steps back

Well, my physio / rehabilitation class has been going pretty well so I was feeling very brave and drove my 40 year old mini to a car show last Sunday. It was great, it’s the first show I have made it to since I finished rebuilding it over the winter and it was great to [...]

Progress is good :-)

Well, I’ve just had my 2nd "lower limb rehabilitation" exercise class. I’m having one of these classes per week for a total of 6 weeks courtesy of the NHS. It’s amazing how much some of the simple exercises hurt but the good news is that last week I was introduced to the exercise bike and [...]

Driving again!

Well, I saw the physio for the first time last Wednesday - 12 weeks 2 days after my ATR. The good news is that thanks to the exercises recommended by the excellent people on here I am making good progress. I’ve ditched my aircast boot and am now back in 2 shoes and actually driving [...]

Two shoes - for the first time!

Well, as the title says - I went out in a pair of shoes today for the first time since my ATR on the 20th of February. That was 12 long weeks ago and I am happy to report that I managed to wair a pair of shoes to the local swimming pool today. It [...]

Getting there, one step at a time

Well, I’ve had my aircast boot for two weeks now and I think it’s great. The ability to walk on my own feet (albeit not in my own shoes just yet!) and not have to rely on those infernal crutches is fantastic. Not only that but being able to take it off and enjoy an [...]