One year post surgery and how recovery is going

August 12, 2017

One year ago August 12th, 2016 I made the difficult decision to go under the knife and get my Achilles tendon fixed in my right ankle, at the back of my heel. I had put this off since running my marathon in October 2014. Multiple small tears that had caused scarring and growth of bone up into the tendon, all of which was causing a ton of pain when I ran.  My original plan was to do the surgery sooner, but I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to run ...

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Ellsworth Inaugural 10K race

June 11, 2017

Many of you know that I had Achilles surgery in August of 2016. My injury involved the back of my heel where the Achilles attaches. I have been struggling to run since then. Summer has just started in Maine, but I did manage to run here and there throughout the winter when the roads were clear enough. So far this year, I have done 4 5Ks, and I am getting better slowly... very slowly. Certainly not as fast as I had hoped.  Since I am registered for my ...

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5 Months Post Op Achilles Surgery

January 20, 2017

Since I am now almost 6 months out from my achilles surgery I figured it was time to do an update here. My surgery went well, it was on August 12th 2016. I went into this whole thing knowing that I was taking a chance that running might never be in my future again. It was scary.  I was really scared to death but my pain was increasing and I knew it was time to get the issue taken care of. I was very fortunate to have a friend who was a fantastic ...

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Post Achilles Surgery Day 9

August 21, 2016

Thought I would do a quick update on how things are going. The good thing is I'm off all meds except for an occasional Ibuprofen. Pretty much no pain at all. When my leg is hanging down, the pressure gets uncomfortable and that takes a while to subside. For now, I'm stuck keeping the leg elevated. I worry about the scar as there isn't much blood flow in that area of the heel. Many people have issues with wound healing because of it. I keep praying that ...

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