hey miker im from sydney i took my girl to canberra for the weekend gee it was cold down there..... all her family are from melb in bentley!!!!!!! what team do u go for in afl????? im a rugby man wests tigers my team......... just take the achilles slow time the best healer you will get there im at 6 month mark still not 100 % im about 88% at a guess but every week getting better and better ..............i was just at home all the time watching tv ,playing pokeronline, reading, gambling on horses the boredom gets to you after a while and you really find out who are your REAL friends are very quickly take care bal
Miker: I used the heat for pain relief and for right before I was going to work on range of motion. I then used the icing to control swelling after movement and then subsequent pain relief. I was specifically told to do this by my doctor as well as a physio friend of mine. I had some issues with some nerve damage on my right foot for a while. The one thing that really helped for the pain was sticking my foot in a giant bucket of hot water for a while. For some reason that calmed the nerves back down again. I am a huge fan of icing too. After I teach a training session I almost always come home and ice up my Achilles' before I do anything else. I don't participate as much as I use to but I still have to do some and I just like to make sure I get everything calmed back down again.
Today is the 1 year anniversary of having my right foot done. Oh I remember the depression like it was yesterday. It is also the 6 month anniversary to having my left foot done. I had felt like I had been hobbled for so long that I didn't have a lot of hope. If you would have told me back then what I am currently doing on a daily basis now, I would have said, NOT POSSIBLE! I feel so lucky! Hang in there everybody! After 3 years of intense and about 13-4 years of moderate, Achilles problems... I can say it will end. Keep fighting!
Smitty: You can do it! Sometimes people tell me to stop reading the forums - knowing too much makes one overthinks. Although I think it helps to see what others are going/went through.
Miker: I read your case and it can get confusing. I think I am undecisive because I didn't know the extent of the injury in the beginning and went to wrong specialists, etc. I was concerned with the success rate of surgery from 6 weeks out. At the same time, I was feeling the foot is getting better. To make the long story short, I don't think I am healing properly since I never started off properly, so I really have to go through with the surgery. I've heard some docs like to start early mobilization, i guess yours is one of them. I think it's great if it helps cuz my calf muscle is deteriorating.
Balanie: What poker site(s) do you play on? Are you a grinder? Maybe see you on the virtual felt, lol.
Hi all ,
just hoping that theres alot of healing going on with you all and are all in a good place right now !!
Bal , your wifes from Bentley ...my best friend and her family are from there too ( small world )
take care to you and all
hi kaz yes very small world how are you going at the moment ???? atrken i play on pokerstars you can play for money or play for free!! i play for free to pass the time away its a bit of fun take care all bal xxxx
hey bal, im a tigers man too. richmond tigers lol. obviously i follow the storm in rugby. been to a few matches over the last couple of years at the graveyard...lol
bentleigh hey, im a little distance away from there, prob about an hour or so. im north of melb.
smitty, double celebration, congrats & congrats!! what you have written about icing/heat makes sense. ill have to ask the doc when i see him/her next week. maybe im still in the early stages for that. heat may be okay tho? ill let u guys know what my doc thinks aobut this also...
ken, if your youngish and active, then surgery is 99% the best thing to do. unless there is complicated circumstances with the situation, its prob best for them to get in there and fix it all up, esp since yours has been around for a while and is giving you pain and grief.
my doc said to me before i made my decision, look back at this in 4 months time. im sure you will say to yourself your glad you had the operation.
artken, one more thing. about the early mobilisation, by doc reckons if you start weight bearing pretty much immediately, or if you start weight bearing after 6 weeks, you will arrive at the destination pretty much the same time. where i go ive seen a few people weight bearing in the boot. i am not allowed to weight bear until boot comes off. i asked why they can walk in the boot. she said depends on the situ of the operation and AT. with me im more on conservative side, no weight bearing for 7 weeks it will be. only stretching and squashing down on a stress ball with my boot on.
she reckons depends on ur surgeon and their approach, but if you arrive there at the same time, why risk weight bearing after 1,2 weeks and risk re-r..............????? thats what the specialists tell me....
Balanie: I am famililar with playing for free and/or money on the poker sites...I have been playing poker casually online for a while - for real money, lol.
Miker: Thanks for the advice. I am doing the surgery as I am pretty sure my ankle won't heal properly non-surgically.
Take care everyone!
Miker: I like your surgeon's advice. I probably won't weight bear that early but I certainly would like to stretch other parts of the body. As of now, I stand on one leg and have a stool when I place the knee of the bad ankle on and I do upper body stretches/exercises. I hope this will keep other part of my body in shape. I really missed listening to music and doing Tai Chi, lol.
After reading your post just now I already feel a bit of relief as I am yet to WB and its been 5 weeks post OP.
I have a check up next friday and Im hoping to be put in a boot so let me know how your progress goes. Also it seems there are a few people from melbourne on this forum I'm from wangaratta in the northeast of victoria if you have'nt heard of it. Cheers