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Monday, September 21st, 2009

14w-2d: nervous abt little bump above tendon repair

I’m at 14 wks 2 days.  I’ve been doing great.  Steady progress every few days.  I’ve been walking fairly well, no limp unless sore or tired.  I’m able to play golf riding a cart.
In the past week, I’ve started to notice a little bump, like a little ball right where the tendon was repaired.  It’s [...]

Friday, August 28th, 2009

‘Global ATR Club’

I took a vacation to mexico, a cruise actually, and several people saw me wearing my boot and asked me what had happened in a knowing fashion.  I met one guy who had ruptured his AT 11 years ago and has since tattooed over his scar - a rupturing tendon with a soccer ball flying [...]

Friday, August 28th, 2009

10wk, 6 days-GOLFED, boot long gone

I played my first round of golf since the ATR.  I took a cart with a handicap sticker.  I had fun.  I could hit with power and had a few decent shots.  I really didn’t feel all that different because I’m normally not that good of a golfer anyway.  I encounter some trouble (several, ahem, [...]

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Anyone catch “Hard Knocks”?

I saw the 1st episode of Hard Knocks  - Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals last night.  I cringed when they showed Reggie Kelly get carted off the field with an ATR.  The trainer told him 6 months recovery time.
http://www.hbo.com/hardknocks/

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

8wks, 3 days-shifting gears, literally

After nearly 2 mos, I finally took the car (with a manual transmission) out for a drive in 2 shoes.  It was good to get out there and row through the gears.  I’m guessing my clutch is the equivalent of 20 lbs of force on my achilles so it should make for a good rehab [...]

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I’m gellin. Are you gellin?

Boy that commercial was annoying (no offense to any of you on Dr Scholl’s ad team) but I started to get heel soreness from walking around in a boot so I’ve placed a gel sole in my boot.  I haven’t put it to a long test but it seems to have made a difference after [...]

Monday, August 10th, 2009

8wk, 2 days-greenlight from ortho for 2 shoes, golf in boot

I’m not going to kid anyone.  I’m a competitive person… and I have peterh and doug53 in my sights! (well, not them per se but their awesome recovery schedules)
I’m essentially 2 mos post-op and I saw my ortho today.  he was very pleased with what he saw - the tendon is very solid, the wound [...]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

NFL player goes down with ATR

http://www.nfl.com/trainingcamp/story?id=09000d5d811a09f3&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

7wk, 2 days-driving range, evening soreness

I finally went to the driving range yesterday.  The great as well as incredibly sad thing is my ball striking is actually not much worse with one good leg.  It felt good to get out and do something physical.  I felt no discomfort while I was out there and I laid into a few.
Last night [...]

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

7wks-observations: soreness, sensitivity, walking bootless, lumpy skin after icing

SORENESS AFTER WALKING: As directed by my PT, I try to walk in the boot with as normal a stride as possible.  This causes a stretching sensation in the back of my calf (feels like muscle, AT, and skin) and after a bit of walking or at the end of the day, my AT area [...]