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It has been over 15 months now and it seems only now do I have the time to sit down and add another post. Life gets back to normal much quicker than it would seem in the early stages of this injury. The biggest change since my last post is a marked increase [...]

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I know that it has been said many times that a healed tendon should not rupture again, at least in the same place, but always in the back of my mind is the question - How strong is it?  Well I answered that yesterday for myself.  I have been buiding my new house of late and [...]

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From week 12 everything seems to ramp up and measurable gains came rapidly.  I initially thought I would be back to normal by now.  How wrong was that.  I know now that I am looking to another 9 months at least and possibly 2 years in total before I wake up in the morning not [...]

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By week 6 I was walking without crutches outside and had started some ambulation exercises at physio.  These exercises are aimed at your glute and core muscles to improve your gate.  The 6 week mark is one of those milestones in this journey.  The tendon should be knitted together with its own tissue but that [...]

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The first 2 weeks is an important healing time for wounds and once that was over, I needed to get some motivation and exercise to get out of the mental rut.  I have an exercise bench so while I couldn’t do any work with my injured leg, I could still give my upper body a [...]

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I have had a lot of comment on this site but I have not had a page of my own until now.  I have my reasons and now I feel it is time to put it all down for posterity.  My name is Stuart, I am 52 living near Sydney, Australia.  For most of my [...]

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