Dave's recent achilles surgery 2017
Over the last 10 years I've dealt with a pain in my achilles tendon that most people can't bare. The pain was due to 3 bone spurs also known as calcium deposits on the retro-calcaneus also known as the Haglunds Deformity. The pain was excruciating for years. It walk, jog, jump and especially to run. In December 2016 I decided to train depsite the discomfort and run my first 1/2 marathon in March 2017. With every little step or large step I took, pain was there to greet me. My mind went back to my earlier years of junior high training and the mindset of what it takes to push beyond your comfort level and keep on training. On March 19th, 2017 I finished my first 1/2 marathon. Shortly after the race my achilles heal started to show signs of extreme wear and micro-tears. On Friday April 28th 2017, I got my achilles tendon spur removal surgery this will be the 4th surgery for spur removals. The kind and gentle doctor removed 95% of my achilles tendon from my left heal, grinned and removed the spurs and excess boney places then reattached my achilles tendon with 4 dissolvable screws. Today it's been a week since my surgery and I'm only 3 weeks away from when I can bare any weight on this foot.
This has not been a fun week and I look forward to the next week of when I return to work with my clients with my iWalk2.0 leg and knee stroller.
I am determined to bigger, faster and stronger than before. I'm taking my AdvoCare daily vitamins & minerals specifically to help the tendon repair, attach and grow back to the bone.
Posted on Fri, May 5, 2017
by David Thompson filed under