Getting Around….

March 15, 2010 | | 2 Comments

….is not as bad as I thought it would be. 

Crutches became much easier when I learned how to use my arms and wrists instead of my armpits.  Its a good workout and challenge.  I know I have to find something that will keep my body in shape since I can’t walk.  Of course I took walking for granted.  Not only the convenience of getting around, but the physical benifits.  If I maintained the same diet and sat around, I would loose a lot of muscle and gain plenty of fat. 

Another great piece of hardware is the leg caddy thing.  I don’t even know what it is called.  The 4-wheeled scooter that I kneel on.  What a great invention for getting around the house or anywhere!  I did some yard work the other day thanks to that thing!  I highly recommend one.  They don’t help much with stairs, but crutches are great for that.  If you didn’t get one - ask your surgeon to prescribe one and your insurance might pick up the rental.  I got one for $90 a month. 

Cast on tomorrow - 4 more weeks of crutches and scooter.  Not too bad.


March 1, 2010 | | 5 Comments

I am 31 years old, male, 185 lbs.  I played intermediate level soccer in high-school.  Since then, I spent most of my time getting out of shape, a little overweight and started a carrer in sales.  I have found motivation in the last several years to occasionally go on a workout binge on a quest to “get back in shape.”  My latest run at it has been my most successful attempt.  The motivation I found was from my upcoming wedding and the honeymoon to follow in Maui.  I planned out far enough in advance and did some heavy training.  I made some pretty good progress in my goal to reduce my body fat %.  We had a wonderful wedding on January 9th this year and an even better honeymoon in Maui.  A couple weeks ago I decided to join an indoor soccer co-ed team after not playing the sport for over 10 years.  Last Saturday ago (2/27/10) evening, 40 minutes into the game, I fully ruptured my achilles.  I intend to fully recover from this injury as quickly as possible.

  • ATR Timeline

    • Name: swills11
      Location: Fort Collins
      Injured during: Soccer
      Which Leg: R
      Status: PWB

      692 wks Post-ATR
      691 wks  2 days
         Since start of treatment
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    • swills11 has completed
      0 out of 26.2 miles to full recovery.
      Goal: -5 days from the surgery date.
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