April 23rd 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today is exactly six months since I ruptured my Achilles tendon. it is so frustrating that it is still not held. I can't walk for long periods of time, I can stand for no longer then 10 minutes if that, I can't go up and down the stairs, I have to walk with a cane, when doing dishes or cooking I have to do it in stages cause I can't do it all at once. urggggggggggggggggggg it is so frustrating I hate this. I am in pain a lot of the time. When will this end?
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    I am so sorry for your continued pain! But right now it is most important to focus on healing and not physical exercise. If you want, you can do upper body stretches and strengthening activities. Or just focus on other things for awhile-do you have a hobby? How about trying something new-jigsaw puzzles, knitting, crocheting?
    I taught myself to knit-got a book from the library-and now I love to make things for myself and for others! And it keeps my hands too busy at night when I am most likely to grab food I don't need. Knitting also occupied many hours last yr when I had to have a hysterectomy and found myself sitting a lot.

    Just know that this WILL pass, and try to focus on things you CAN do instead of what you can't :)
    2273 days ago
    I don't know much about injuring the Achilles tendon, so I thought I'd look it up on WebMD.

    When Will I Feel Better?

    Of course, what you really want to know is when you can get back in the game. Recovery time may take months, but it really depends on how serious your Achilles tendon injury is. Different conditions heal at different rates.

    You can still be active while your injury heals. Try a new activity that won't aggravate your Achilles tendon such as swimming.

    Don't rush things. Do not try to return to your old level of physical activity until:

    You can move your leg as easily and freely as your uninjured leg.
    Your leg feels as strong as your uninjured leg.
    You feel no pain in your leg when you walk, jog, sprint, or jump.

    If you start pushing yourself before your Achilles tendon injury is fully healed, you could wind up with permanent pain and disability.

    I'm sure you probably know that already. Have you visited the doctor again who made the original diagnosis? How about the physical therapist? What do they say about why it is taking long - is it to be expected? They might be able to help.


    I hope you get to feeling better soon - and I hope you take it easy (as much as you can) to ensure it happens sooner than later. I'm sorry to hear you are having a hard time. I recently hurt my foot for just a week and it was difficult not being able to do what I normally do - so I definitely understand. Sending you a virtual hug and wishes that you recover soon.

    2273 days ago
    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that you are still in pain from the rupture to you Archilles tendon.

    2274 days ago
    I can really understand your frustration. It is so hard when our bodies fail us. I don't know if you are doing chair exercises, but any type of exercise might help how you feel with the endorphins it releases.
    All the best to you. emoticon
    2274 days ago
  • AJB121299
    feel better and good luck
    2274 days ago
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