1st warning

I have had virtually no swelling for weeks now and no pain either. Today I had my first warning. I was driving and had to brake hard to avoid crashing into a car pulling out from a parking spot. Should be no surprise in Paris, but I did not see it coming (no lights, no blinkers, this is Paris…) and slammed the brake with full force and felt a little twinge in my leg. No pain, but tonight a bit of swelling and some pain on the bottom of my heel towards the end of the day. Achilles is still pain-free but I guess this was a warning that I was close to the limit. Stupid thing is that I probably did not need to slam the brake that hard, but it all went without thinking.


  1. ryanb Said,

    November 4, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Well, the good news is: now you know your Achilles repair is at least strong enough to survive that effort.

  2. ahnadlass Said,

    November 15, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Hi Wilco, Are you doing physical therapy? I am really enjoying the massages the physical therapists give in France. When did you start driving?
    All the best.

  3. wilco Said,

    November 23, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Hi, yes I am enjoying the massages as well, really helps reducing the swelling and getting the incision spot in shape. Mine still sort of wrinkles up when I walk, so there is still some work to do there. How is it going for you?

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