Entries from August 2010
How did everyone handle the long period of inactivity while recovering? I am at almost 5 weeks after surgery and have pretty much hit my breaking point. I tore my right AT, so that means I cant drive anywhere, and today it is killing me because I love to do photography, and it has been beautiful here all week and supposed to be just as nice this upcoming week.
Any suggestions would be kindly appreciated
My name is Tom. I am currently recovering from AT surgery. I ruptured the AT a little over 5 weeks ago.On July 20th, I was playing softball and as I was coming out of the batters box, I pushed and felt like someone had hit me in the back of the right leg with the bat. I tried to run, and stumbled and fell to the ground. It didn’t hurt much when I did it, but as i got up to walk off the field is when the pain set in.I couldnt pick up my foot to walk normally. I had a feeling I knew what I did, but hoped for the best as I drove myself to the ER. ER doc confirmed what I thought. Went to see the Ortho surgeon a few days later and an MRI revealed the extent of the damage. I had surgery on July 26th. The doctor who performed the surgery told me they were able to go in through a smaller incision than normal because of a new technique.
As of today, I am now in my last cast. I am still no weight bearing for another month. The cast will be on for 2 more weeks, then I will get moved to a boot and physical therapy. I am looking forward to therapy which hopefully means I can start driving again. My family has been a godsend in helping me after the surgery and transporting me to and from work.
It has been tough watching everyone else have fun and be able to do things I cant right now. And I have been contemplating giving up the two sports I love, hockey and softball, for fear of hurting myself again. But right now, all I can do is take it day by day and let it heal correctly and completely. I would rather make sure it is 100% healed before I go out and do something stupid and end up back in the same spot I am in now.
Talk to everyone later.