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March 24th, 2012

Nine months coming up–since re-rupture

Posted by suthrnman in Journal

Just wanted to give a quick update.  I passed my one year anniversary of initial ATR around Valentine’s Day.  For those unfamiliar with my injury/recovery, I decided to go non-surgery and pushed things too fast–re-ruptured at 19 wks (partial at 13 wks).  I went non-surgery on the re-rupture also . . . I am still glad for my decision.

I have been cycling hard trying to get in shape, climbing some good hills.  Today, while working the cows, I cut and ran quite a bit.  Everything feels pretty good with no pain at all; however, I am a long way from 100%.  My calf muscle is about 3/4″ smaller than the uninjured leg and heel raise tops out at about 2″.  The tendon is still quite thick with a thin spot in the middle.  I don’t know how common this irregularity is, but I am just being patient until it has time to reach maximum strength . . . maybe a year?

Blessings to all!

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  1. Janus said,

    on March 24th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’m too far behind you in recovery to say — but let me congratulate you on your progress and hanging in there to make it work. Glad also you’re enjoying the great outdoors, and I hope to sharing that experience fairly soon.

    No cows in my neighborhood near Philadelphia, but if I could say in six weeks from now jog thru the park and scatter some pigeons, I’d be a happy man indeed.

    All best!

  2. ryanb said,

    on March 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Good to hear that things are going better for you. When I started out here, you seemed to be going through the worst of it; nice to see that things have turned around.

  3. suthrnman said,

    on March 26th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks Ryan

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