From not walking at all, to walking like RoboCop, to walking, running & tripping merrily through the fields like me again!

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I do get the odd email and comment so a few people must end up on here,  so just a little update. It’s getting on for two years (amazing!) and no problems at all. it all feels 100%. My leg is still a bit skinny, but that’s because I didn’t really try to even them up. I haven’t been back playing Basketball, more because the opportunity hasn’t come up. I’ve gone for the odd run when the notion takes me (I hate running, what can I say) so while I haven’t pushed it to the extremes, all is good.

If you’ve torn your Achilles, good luck with your healing up, and as my Mrs says ‘This too shall pass’

Take care and good luck with your healing up – and any questions just shout.



The Last Post

I have no idea if anyone ever reads this anymore, but if anyone stumbles by. You missed it, it’s over.

On April 11th 2011 I torn my Achilles tendon in half and today is one year on.

I’ve done countless trips to the hospital and had some highs and lows but all feels pretty good, it’s still not 100% perfect, but if I’m honest I’ve slacked a little on my physio, but it will get there. The tendon feels 100%, it just that after 7 months in a cast my ankel is still a little stiff.

So if you do stumble on this looking for advice on what to do with an ATR then hang in there, you’ll get there.

All the best.


I’ll leave you with Elvis – because this tune rocks.

quite a week.

So after nearly a year (well not quite I did my ATR on April 11th 2011)I was discharged from Hospital on Wednesday. It’s funny it’s been such a BIG part of my life for the last lot of months it felt strange not having to go back again. Then today I went to the physio and she told me it’s al good, finish up my hospital gym session, maybe another four weeks, see her once more and then I’m done.

O and I got a new job today.

It’s funny things do come in threes.

The leg feels 100 times better after a few trips to the gym, I bought my self a wobble board to top up my work out at home (I’ve been slacking a bit on that front, need to get my arse in gear!)

It really does feel like it’s getting back to normal, as I said just finish up the gym bit, get off the blocks in my shoes over the next couple of weeks and that should be it. I know it will take another six months to fully forget about it, but that will fly by I’m sure.

As always if you’re reading this and you’ve had an ATR, hang in there, it will pass! Good luck with the healing up!

gym bunny

Today I hit the gym, well slightly tweaked it. Off for my first secession at the Hospital gym, twice a week for the next 6 to 8 weeks. A bit of out of breath static bike, followed by some out of breath trampet, followed by some out of breath cross trainer, out of breath weights and some off balance out of breath wobble board.

I have to say in the year (ish) since I was last in a gym my dislike has not vanished. But what can I do.

Even after one sesson I notice a bit of difference, and I know I have to do this last bit of physio properly, no point slacking now. O but how I want to.

By the way the gym I was in thankfully was the exact opposite of the pic.

100% looser.

That’s how my ankel joint feels after a good week of walking on it. My leg feels so much better and it’s getting stronger everyday, in fact the only real complaint I have it the blocks in my shoes make both heels burn a bit when I walk for a whole day… but that’s little to complain about really isin’t it.

For the first time in a very long time I feel normal, I’m off work at the moment so I’m making the most of getting out and looking round London again, it’s funny the seven months I spent on crutches seems like a long time ago, it’s amazing how quickly you forget just what a pain in the a**s it was at the time.

Hang in there if you’re reading this, it will pass and you will forget about it!

So this week I went back to the physio on Friday (my last vist with her which is a shame, she was a lot of help, but she’s moving back to Dublin so it will be all change) I am now booked into vist the gym in the hospital three time a week (I have to attend at least two a week). I will be working on my balance on a balance board, using the trampet, stationary bike and cross trainer. I still can’t get these damn blocks out of my shoes until I see the doc on February 8th though!

I’ve started back into pyhsio as of today and the last couple of days have been spent walking round London, something that I haven’t done in a loooong time! It was tough going, sore legs, sore feet and in the end, a sore hip from limping a little, but it was nice to get out and about.

where have a I been?

Well… I’ve been slacking not only on updates here, but a bit on my physio as well… but wait! I have a good excuse, I got married to my long suffering better half and went to Vietnam for my honeymoon. My leg is good, the limp is still there when I’m tired, but the progress is great. I still have two block in my shoes and I have to go back to physio on the 6th of January but everyday it seems a bit more normal, and I’m getting more and more confident. But still can’t run for a bus.

If anyone is still stopping by here, I hope your ATR’s are going well, look after yourself and a happy new year!

My big day – made if off crutches… JUST!