Hello world!

Hi everybody,

This is my first blog even though the injury occurred on Monday 18th Oct. After a lifetime of playing contact sports without any breakages a simple slip in the garden puts me in plaster for the first time in my life. A quick trip to A &E verified what I already knew had happened having seen the same happen to my badminton partner some years ago. Immediately after the rupture the pain was intense for about 30 secs, rather like when you go over badly on your ankle. A back slab plaster was fitted and I was sent home with crutches and a follow up appointment for the Friday 4 days later. At the follow up on the Friday the consultant confirmed that I’d made a pretty good job of the rupture and offered either op or non op. Having previously read all the fantastically  helpful info on this site, especially from norm, I opted for non op and was put in plaster with my foot pointing down at some ridiculous angle and told to return in two weeks time (7th Nov). I couldn’t get on with the crutches at home so managed to concoct a walker made from a four legged padded stool with a frame attached that I can kneel on with my bad leg and this enables me to get around fine and have somewhere to rest my knee or sit and leave at least one hand free to carry things. Stairs aren’t too much of a problem on one knee and one foot and I come down backwards the same way. I find crawling the best way after getting upstairs. Had my second visit to the hospital today’s specialist says he can feel the tendon again where there was an empty channel two weeks ago. Plaster again for two weeks with the foot almost at rt angles now and then a boot at the next visit. Really looking forward to that. Luckily no pain or discomfort just frustration.

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