Archive for May, 2008

May 27 2008

2 Wks Post Op

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Today marks just about two weeks since surgery and I got my stitches out.  YESSS!!!  I spent most of my weekend taking my friends out wakeboarding in my boat.  On the bright side I am not the one filling up the gas tanks, which as we all know is not cheap.  At least I could enjoy the smiles on their faces while they were riding and get some sun.

The healing is going well and it is really just a matter of time.  I should enjoy this time because I know that it will become more difficult when I begin PT.  Not to be mistaken, I am in fact STOKED to start PT, but I know it will be tough.  Most of my family and friends have been great.  It is really amazing when something like this happens to find out who your true friends are and who is there for you.  People kind of forget the severity of this injury and the amount of mental agony that goes along with it.  Really puts things into perspective.

Thank you to everyone that has been so encouraging and helpful along the way.  I am keeping my head up and not taking each day for granted as I have done in the past.

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May 19 2008

6 Days Post Op

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Well the toughest part is over; however the surgery was not all that bad.  The worst part was the pain medication because it made me sick.  After many days of sleep and drugs I am now almost back to normal and only taking a pain pill if I feel like I need it. 

Last night in my sleep i flexed my foot and woke up in sheer panic and pain.  It made me so dizzy and sick that I thought I was going to pass out.  The pain was unimaginable and I thought I had done damage.  The reality is I think that it is fine, but has this happened to anyone else?  The other thing I have noticed is that my big toe is in a lot of pain.  It feels a lot better when it is out of the boot, but inside the boot it is painful.  Interesting thing is that my doctor put me directly into a boot.  This is really nice because I can loosen it and it helps with the aching.  Has anyone else had pain in their big toe?

All in all I am feeling good and ready to get the stitches out and into PT.  I know it is only one step at a time, but luckily time is moving along quite rapidly.  No complaints, but I cant wait until the Doc tells me that I can play ball and go wakeboarding again.

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May 13 2008

Surgery Tomorrow

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Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning and I absolutely cannot wait! I have been sitting around like a depressed dog watching the days pass by. This whole experience has not been easy and it’s only been one week, yikes…. I can’t help but think about all of the things that I am missing out on, but at the same time I remind myself that it could be worse.

I just bought a boat two months ago and it is just sitting there wanting to be used. My Basketball team is leaving tomorrow for Los Angeles for a tournament that I have been excited about for months. I know my time will come when I can participate in all the sports that make up who I am, but for now it is books, IPOD, TV, Pain Meds, computer, and relaxing on the couch.

I can’t thank everyone on this site enough for all of the support and information that I have been given this past week. It is amazing to hear the number of people struggling with this same injury. The good news is that we are all on our way to recovery. I have always been an extremely impatient person and now I am learning how to deal with that impatience.

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May 10 2008

The Beginning

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I have found this site to be a wealth of information and am thankful for everyone sharing their experience with this injury.  I am 28 years old and play basketball, tennis, golf, wakeboard, skateboard, and snowboard.  Sports are a huge part of what define me as me.

I have been training for a basketball tournament in Los Angeles and definitely overusing my achilles.  I have had pain in my right achilles for about a month now and unfortunately overcompensated and tore my left achilles.  It happened playing basketball and of course like all the rest of the stories i heard a loud pop which will haunt me for the rest of my life.

I am scheduled to have surgery next Wednesday, May 14th.  Feeling quite disappointed right now and bored to say the least.  I am much appreciative of this website and taking the opportunity to document my experience in the hopes that it will help others as well.

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