Category Archives: Achilles

My left Achilles tendon ruptured October 16, 2011. I began the rehabilitation process with surgery October 20, 2011. Switched from a cast to a boot December 6. I begin physical therapy January 17, and was able to walk short distances by January 25. As of now (February 25), I’m still a few weeks away from leaving my crutches for a cane.

Down and up in 2011

2012 in review Continue reading

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Go on PT

87 days (12+ weeks) after my Achilles tendon rupture, I’m ready to begin physical therapy. Continue reading

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Fetterman crutch tips

I bought some Fetterman crutch tips–and wish I’d done so weeks ago. Continue reading

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Exercise index 2011

Two injuries cut my 2011 exercise way back, and reshape my goals for 2012. Continue reading

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Achilles update: cramp then swim

After two weeks to get used to my boot, I get back into the pool. Continue reading

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Booting up

A boot! Moving closer to starting physical therapy for my Achilles tendon rupture. Continue reading

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New cast, boot to follow

Good report from my surgeon Drake White, a new cast, and a boot in the near future. Continue reading

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Odds and ends crutchtime

Odds and ends as I get used to crutches after surgery: helpful friends, colleagues, students and family; adaptions for crutches; the girls’ birthday party; transfer research update. Continue reading

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Achilles surgery

My ruptured achilles tendon was repaired on Thu 10/20 by Drake White and the surgical team at MDH. Now the recovery begins. I’m grateful to everyone who has sent good wishes. Continue reading

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Achilles

Bad news: I ruptured my left achilles tendon. Continue reading

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