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Injured by Lounge Trekker on 25 November 2008 1:03am
Hey you guys. Sorry if my posting is erratic and sporadic. I blew out an Achilles tendon and am operating on 0 sleep last night, but I got the surgery and got back home in about 24 hours. Now I can't put weight on the one leg so life is a bit of a struggle until I learn how to cope with it.

That's just the survival part of my life: feeding and watering myself while trying to keep my house disease and odour free. I face a lengthy rehab time. Research tells me 6-9 months. Realistically, a year. 6 weeks with no load, then 6 with a walking cast THEN build the strength.

Crippled Trekker
Re: Injured by ev on 25 November 2008 1:22am
Real sorry to hear that.. I hope you are able to still somehow have a happy life during the recovery.. all the best.
Re: Injured by MMMmmm... on 25 November 2008 1:32am
So sorry about that Pete! Well, the upside is, you'll have lots of time to spend with us :D One of the top U.S. female volleyball players blew out her achilles tendon practicing the jive or the jitterbug on "Dancing with the Stars." They played the video, and you could hear it snap. Ouch. You take good care, and we'll be here to oversee and encourage the healing process :D
Re: Injured by canaveralgumby on 25 November 2008 1:55am
Research doesn't get much easier than this:
Break a leg, Pete...oh, shoot...well, you know what I mean...
Re: Injured by mrsthing on 25 November 2008 2:22am
I'm sorry to hear that, Pete! That happened to a friend of mine. He said he was playing basketball, felt a strange zipping feeling up the back of his leg, and he couldn't lift his foot off the floor. He said the only painful part was the surgery and a week or so recuperation. It was a long but steady recovery, and not too painful for him. And apparently he's back to playing basketball.

Follow your doctor's instructions. When it comes to tendons, they know what they're talking about. Here's your chance to do a lot of reading and watch some great movies! And you can have friends and family over for the holidays and have an excuse not to lift a finger.

There's an up side to just about everything. I hope you're better sooner rather than later, Pete.
Re: Injured by Lounge Trekker on 25 November 2008 3:37am
Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for the knowledgeable site, Cori. I think I do everything right, but my new squash shoes will never be used for that again. I may never play squash again. Skating and hockey first. I got treated right away by competent people, the rest is up to me.

Oh yeah, ev, I'll be laughing as always! And, yes Judy, these guys do know what they are doing. I'm trying to follow every instruction to the letter.

Re: Injured by elina on 25 November 2008 6:39am
Lots of strength and patience for your recovery, Pete!
Re: Injured by suzulu on 25 November 2008 11:57am
Ouch! I hope you get better soon, Pete! Best wishes. Sue
Re: Injured by perfectbitch on 25 November 2008 1:08pm
Sorry to hear your news Pete. I guess you could change your user name to "Hopalong Cassidy."

Seriously, All good wishes for a speedy (well, as speedy as possible)recovery.


Re: Injured by peripatetically on 25 November 2008 1:34pm
Aw, sorry, Pete. I'm possibly facing something too, that could be a life changer for a while. My groin and knee were over-stretched and extended during an exercise last spring and I am limping and in pain. I have an appt. with the orthopedic doctor on Dec. 4th. Crossed fingers, but after this much time and nothing improved, I think surgery might be necessary. SIGH. Just what I do NOT need. My mom and her dog depend on me and I will be a burden instead of a helper. (She lives in the same neighborhood and I am there twice a day to give her a hand, she being 81.)
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