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Achilles Rupture – 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today, I ruptured my Achilles tendon during a taekwondo graduation. It was a sparring match. A chance to show off my taekwondo moves. I was paired against a 16-year old. I was a 41-year old feeling 21 … Continue reading

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Achilles Rupture: 5 Years Later

On November 21, 2009, I ruptured my Achilles tendon during a taekwondo graduation. I was a 41-year old (thinking that I was a 21-year old) sparring a 16-year old. Trying to impress, I started to launch into a jump front … Continue reading

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Achilles Rupture: One Year Later

On November 21, 2009, I ruptured my Achilles tendon during a taekwondo graduation. Three days later I underwent surgery to repair it. The recovery time was six months to a year. I am at that year mark. Overall the tendon … Continue reading

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Sweet Release

Physical therapy has officially ended. Friday was my last day. I have graduated, moved the physical therapy tassel, and received my degree…or at least a large co-pay bill…on my way out the door. I have been released. I am not … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Normalcy

I have been walking in normal shoes for a week now. At times I forget that anything is wrong with my Achilles.  I have glimpses of normalcy. But then I make a certain move and feel a quick tightness in … Continue reading

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