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!