Dec 03 2009


My one year anniversary

Posted at 7:11 pm under Uncategorized

Today marks a very important day in my life after ATR. It is my one year anniversary. The doctor did a FHL transfer and I had no problems at all from that. To those of you out there that have had that procedure given as an option, I would say go for it! My achilles is very strong. The MRI that I had to have six weeks ago showed that it looked great. I believe that I can go back to doing everything that I was doing before the rupture, up to and including climbing mountains.
Today was also cast removal day for the stress fracture which occurred because the biodegradable screw that was put in didn’t biodegrade. That was my fault. Since my tendon felt so good, I pushed things which caused inflammation around the screw and wouldn’t let it dissolve. Having been in a cast for the last six weeks, I feel great again.
To those of you just getting started on your journey, read the blogs and learn from them and take strength and encouragement from them. But remember, you are unique and your experience isn’t going to be the same as anyone else. Don’t get caught up in time frames. Push yourself, but use good judgement. No one knows your body like you do. Listen to it. Stay positive and focused on the goal. You WILL get better. You WILL do everything you want to do again.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “My one year anniversary”

  1. marykon 03 Dec 2009 at 7:49 pm 1

    I’m just starting out on my journey (2 weeks post-op) and I can’t tell you how good it is to hear from people who made it to the end. It does help. Thanks. I WILL get better, I WILL get better…

  2. ultidadon 03 Dec 2009 at 9:10 pm 2

    Speaking of climbing mountains, I am already planning on a climb of one of our Colorado 14ers (prob Long’s Peak) on the 1-yr anniversary of my surgery (9/4/10).

  3. marykon 03 Dec 2009 at 9:26 pm 3

    I think you should haul your boot up the mountain with you and hurl it off the top. Very symbolic. :)

  4. 2ndtimeron 04 Dec 2009 at 3:15 pm 4

    I hope this is the last step in your long saga. Maybe the 6 weeks in cast totally cured (and rested) your foot finally :-)

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