It begins

On a recent Wednesday (9/26/2018) I was playing ‘competitive’ tennis with a 20 something year old former/recent college player and then on Saturday (9/29/2018) I attended an ‘old guy’ morning tennis clinic and ruptured my Achilles tendon after 40 minutes of light hitting. Unfortunately, I knew what most likely happened shortly after I dropped to the ground. I contacted my primary care doc (general practitioner) and confirmed the likely rupture and decided not to go to urgent care and rather wait to see the orthopedic surgeon (OS). Arranged an appointment with the OS on Tuesday (10/2/2018) and had surgery on Wednesday (10/3/2018). Was in a non-weight bearing splint cast for 2 weeks and then transitioned to an Aircast boot. PWB two crutches from 2 weeks and 1 day post-op; PWB with a single crutch to FWB (in boot) 2 weeks 6 days. Self paid for everything in Southeast Michigan - Initial eval and imaging $300; surgery facility fee $2,200; OS surgery fee and follow-up visits $800; general anesthesia $500 (said no to the leg nerve block and no regrets); Vicodin $12 (used for the 1st 2-3 days post-op); Aircast boot, sock liners and level-up $95; knee scooter $150; crutches $45; shower bench $35; compression socks $35; PT TBD. I appreciate how much I’ve been able to learn from the group in a relatively short period of time and look forward to learning more as the journey to recovery continues.

One Response to “It begins”

  1. Sounds like you have everything covered for your recovery! Good luck and welcome to the club!

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