One Year Mark!

Wow..today is the One Year anniversary that I had surgery on my achilles.  It’s been a while since I’ve been to this site.  My job takes up most of my life and I have an 11 year old daughter, so not much time to post.   For all of those who have recently suffered this injury, you must persevere.

I injured my achilles playing basketball.  My doc actually said I could play again starting in December 2010.   But I’ve sort of had my own comeback routine and went at my own pace.

I went through all of the recommended P.T.  While doing this I also did the recommended exercises at home some nights and hit the gym about 3 times a week.  I emphasized calf raises during this time period, especially in the gym.  Only light weight was used.  P.T probably ended in Sept or Oct.  It’s been a while!

Around the time P.T. ended, I began light jogging on treadmill.  About three months ago, I went for my first jog outside.  I would estimate it was two miles.  Achilles felt very fatigued after about the first five minutes.  This continued for my first few runs.  Flash forward to today, it feels pretty darn good.  I can run for 2-3 miles and not really feel any strain or fatigue in the area.

I’ve mixed in a lot of training:  from jogging, running, jumping, weight training, etc.  But it’s all been controlled.  I’ve been an athlete my whole life so I’m very in tune with my body.

I haven’t been to the Doc since probably October.  But since he said I could play basketball in December, there wouldn’t be a problem with anything I’ve done.

I would estimate right now that my achilles is at 90%.  Sometimes feels like nothing ever happened.  But the journey will continue.  I still have some strenghthening to do in the area and I need to work on flexibility.

Hopefully within the next few weeks I’ll have a chance to play ball again.  Just have to find the time.  Busy, Busy, Busy!

To everyone beginning the journey: YOU WILL MAKE IT.

See you later.

One Response to “One Year Mark!”

  1. Congrats on making the one year mark. I am a year behind you, but looking forward to getting there already. I see you made very good progress after surgery, in the first weeks, and I hope to do the same. Thanks for the blogs..

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