Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7.75 month update

When I checked in three weeks ago, I was just starting to hop and attempt a light jog. In the past three weeks, I’ve been exercising like mad (when I wasn’t busy traveling to Dubai and India) to get ready for my physical therapy appointment today. I’ve even felt good enough to shoot a basketball … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7.75 month update

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7 month update

The last time I posted one of these updates, I was hoping that I would be able to work on running and jumping again within a month or two. Well, in my last physical therapy session, which took place right after the 7 month anniversary of my injury, my therapist had me run and jump–sort … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 7 month update

Achilles Tendon Recovery: 6 month update

This is the 10th in a series of updates about my Achilles tendon rupture and recovery. When I last wrote about this topic at the four month mark, my surgeon had given my repaired tendon a clean bill of health, but I was still working on recovering from the muscle atrophy resulting from the injury, … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Recovery: 6 month update

Achilles rupture recovery update: Final post-surgery appointment (4 months)

This is likely to be my last Achilles tendon injury update for a while (knock on wood). On the 5th, I had my final post-surgery appointment. My surgeon gave me a clean bill of health, telling me, “At this point, you are much more likely to tear your healthy Achilles tendon than to injure your … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: Final post-surgery appointment (4 months)

Achilles rupture recovery update: On the road again (3.5 months)

Hello again, devoted readers! My apologies for not providing an update sooner, but things have been very busy. I visited my doctor and started physical therapy on the same day: September 17. My last surgery wound finally closed, and my surgeon pronounced my tendon sound and well on the way to recovery. At physical therapy, … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: On the road again (3.5 months)

Achilles rupture recovery update : Bye, Bye Bootie (2 months)

Today marked a very important milestone: I no longer have to wear a walking boot! Two months ago today, I tore my Achilles tendon; since then, I have been wearing either a splint or walking boot. Not only was this bulky and uncomfortable, but it also made a lot of extra work for me and … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update : Bye, Bye Bootie (2 months)

Achilles rupture recovery update: 4th post-surgical appointment (7 weeks after surgery)

It’s been three weeks since my last update, and during the intervening time, I’d say that my recovery has been slow but steady. In my last update, I described a minor complication; a dissolving stitch left one of my minor incisions somewhat open, a condition known as dehiscence. The treatment was to change the bandage … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 4th post-surgical appointment (7 weeks after surgery)

Achilles rupture recovery update: 3nd post-surgical appointment (4 weeks after surgery)

It’s been another week, so it’s time for another update! I had another post-surgical appointment yesterday, and the news continues to be good. My doctor reports that the tendon seems to be very solid, and the healing continues. The only minor complication is a slight amount of wound dehiscence; essentially, the dissolving stitches are dissolving … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 3nd post-surgical appointment (4 weeks after surgery)

Achilles rupture recovery update: Week 3

It’s been three weeks since my surgery on the 2nd. I don’t have a doctor’s appointment this week, but there’s still plenty of news! First, I can feel that the healing process has continued. The day after getting my stitches removed, I definitely felt increased pain and swelling, but in the week since, both have … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: Week 3

Achilles rupture recovery update: 2nd post-surgical appointment (2 weeks after surgery)

I had my second post-surgical appointment this afternoon, and everything is looking good. My doctor removed the stitches from my leg, and put me back in my familiar walking boot. So far, there have been no complications from the surgery, and everything seems to be on track. He examined the tendon and announced that he … Continue reading Achilles rupture recovery update: 2nd post-surgical appointment (2 weeks after surgery)