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Starting over? second and third time working out since Achilles tendon ruptured

Sunday, March 21, 2010

How many times can you start over ... Probably every time you go flat on your face ...

The end of february I seemed to get a grip on my eating and it seemed I could exercise again. Well not entirely or better entirely not. Well booo hooo emoticon

Somehow the recovering of my tendon went sour. It grew stronger most defently. Sadly enough the pain grew as well. Not when I was at fysiotherapy. Everything I had to do I did without pain and it looked effortless on the outside. As soon as I came home the pain started and remained untill the day of my next treatment. I worked out painless and effortless. It even seemed as if the thing was improving. Maybe it was except I was limping the rest of the days incapable of doing anuthing on my elliptical. My therapist couldn't understand what was going on. He knows my pain reception during excercise is weird (not feeling strain or pain even when I should untill afterwards) but it didn't explain the limping and contunious pain I had the next couple of days.

Because of stress at work I wasn't eating right either. Wel you can do the math can you ... emoticon

This monday we finaly figured it out. The pain was part of strechting. The damded thing is still to short and stiff. It gets stronger, but it doesn't lengthen the way it should. It was way to stiff. So we changed routine. Last thursday I didn't do any exercise. My fysio tortured me in a compleet different way and boy did that hurt. My tendon felt like minced meat afterwards. But it's a little less short and a little less stiff. More importent I don't have a limp and I can exercise! And that is what I did yesterday and today. I was great. And there is no bad responce either. emoticon

If I can controle my food as well (I did yesterday ... and that's a start) It might go the right way

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    It was discovered that I have a boney growth on my femur that could be nothing or could be "something" as I've had it since I've been a kid, and now I'm experiencing pain that takes my breath way. There is a great chance that I'll be undergoing surgery to have it removed and will be in cast.

    Do you have any insight how to keep somewhat on track and not lose muscle that I've developed and not be gain the weight I've lost?

    Thanks so much
    4115 days ago
    Tess it's great that you were able to figure out the problem. Tendons do need to lengthen back after an injury, so good that you caught it and can address the issue. The food we all work on day to day, but spring is coming and lots more fresh little veggies and fruits. Hang in there.
    Hugs Shirley
    4142 days ago
    emoticon thing is Tess, is that you don't give up. A great physio is worth his/her weight in ... tendons. :)
    Keep up the good work friend.
    4142 days ago
    I'm glad you got it figured out!! emoticon

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    4142 days ago
    Iam so glad the problem was figured out. I know you will succeed on your journey.
    4142 days ago
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    Dont rush the healing process that will make things worse.You will be better in no time.Lisa
    4142 days ago
    I also know how frustrating it is when you can't workout because of pain. Have patience and the therapist will have you moving in no time.
    4143 days ago
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    you can do it!

    I know how depressing it can get when youre in pain..

    take day by day emoticon
    4143 days ago
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