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Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« on: July 07, 2010, 04:33:58 PM »

Anyone bust their Achilles tendon?? :o :o Done mine today playing in the garden with my dogs!! {:-{ Spent most of afternoon in a&e, couldn't fault them really. At least will be getting time to do some boat building,can't do much else!! {-) {-)  Number 6 (may be called Ironside for a while too!!)
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 08:24:15 PM »

no excuse for not being down the lake !  :P
get well soon.
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 09:43:31 PM »

I'll be there on crutches or in a wheelchair, you could give me a piggy back?? ;D  Having that disabled space up the corner! One way to get some more building time! See you soon, Dave. :-)) :-))
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 10:26:58 PM »

Anyone bust their Achilles tendon?? :o :o Done mine today playing in the garden with my dogs!! {:-{ Spent most of afternoon in a&e, couldn't fault them really. At least will be getting time to do some boat building,can't do much else!! {-) {-)  Number 6 (may be called Ironside for a while too!!)

Yep, did mine several years ago  <:( and needed surgery to repair the rupture. Still got a nice long scar on the back of my left ankle as a momento.

If you're limping and this condition doesn't improve despite 100% rest cure, you'd be wise to seek medical help.
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 06:29:12 AM »

Back to the hospital later so they can have better look and decide whether to operate or put it in plaster. {:-{ Got temporary cast now from the knee down and had enough of it already,can deal with the pain but being pretty immobile is MOST frustrating. >>:-( Could be off work and out of action for upto 8 weeks,think will have cabin fever by then! :(( :(( Dave
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 09:04:50 AM »

Back to the hospital later so they can have better look and decide whether to operate or put it in plaster. {:-{ Got temporary cast now from the knee down and had enough of it already,can deal with the pain but being pretty immobile is MOST frustrating. >>:-( Could be off work and out of action for upto 8 weeks,think will have cabin fever by then! :(( :(( Dave

A BIG plaster cast plus 6 - 8 weeks rest cure are the bonuses to expect after an operation - you lucky fella.
So start planning for your enforced idleness. {-)
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »

Got a loft full of unstarted kits, just got to be nice to the boss so she will get them down for me! %) Got to finish off Our Lass 2 first. Been signed off for 6 weeks for a start!! Glad I've got wheels on my chair in the workroom! Dave {-) {-)
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 06:46:04 PM »

Well seen the specialist today and got another 5 weeks in plaster,boo,then start physio. At least I should be cast free for the Warrington show. Getting bored now sitting around the house. Off to Torquay on Thursday for a 6 day break booked before the accident. Just glad I've got such a great better half to help me about. Ho,hum,getting there at least I suppose, Dave.
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 10:18:57 PM »

It's an ideal opportunity to do work seated at the workbench, but where oh where does one put the bl..dy leg coz there's no way the offending limb can be articulated and kept out of harm's way {-).
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2010, 11:57:56 PM »

Nasty, 6! hope it mends soon but do what the medics tell you - a daft woman we know bust hers but would not stay still and started trying to drive before the drs said she should - she was out of action for months and all her own fault! Be patient, and give it time to mend. best wishes!
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 06:46:45 AM »

got plenty of stuff to do at the workbench,can put leg up on a stool to keep it raised,not too bad really. have been loaned a wheelchair so don't have to use crutches thank goodness all the time. strange how you miss the little things like walking and driving! dave
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 10:35:58 AM »

got plenty of stuff to do at the workbench,can put leg up on a stool to keep it raised,not too bad really. have been loaned a wheelchair so don't have to use crutches thank goodness all the time. strange how you miss the little things like walking and driving! dave

Whilst you'll miss driving etc you definitely won't miss the the itching that goes with a cast. %% An old blunt knitting needle comes in handy! {-)
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 12:42:12 PM »

Got a good selection of long cable ties for the itching, best use found for them yet!! :-)) :-))
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 07:35:02 AM »

Finally, the cast should come off today after 7 weeks!!!! %%  Then start physio.Can't wait. %) %) At least I'll be able get about a bit more easily. Good timing, I'll be mobile for the Warrington show!!! Dave O0 O0 O0
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010, 07:59:56 AM »

How does it feel Dave, have you stop that relieving scratch yet?   ok2
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 04:09:42 PM »

First thing I did when I got cast off was to have a good scratch-sheer bliss!! Sitting at home now soaking it in hot bowl of water-wonderful!! :-) :-) :-)  The simplest things really are the best, or am I just getting old?? %)  Got 5 weeks of physio now to look forward to. Off tomorrow down Eastbourne way housesitting with the better half for a few days. Got to make the most of it!! Back for Sunday, heading to the Warrington show hopefully. Going there with 6705russell, see you up there?? Dave. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 03:45:54 PM »

Well nearly 12 weeks after doing it and I'm still off work...  Getting bit frustrating now as can walk fairly well and can drive a fair way, but still can't put full weight on it or climb stairs properly or do ladders... %%  As my part time job is firefighter not doing ladders yet is keeping me off call.  {:-{ {:-{  if I can't climb or drive properly then my full time job as HGV driver is out of the question too. Want to go back work but been told by physio and docs that can't rush it or I'll be back in plaster again. Think I'm suffering from cabin fever, will start behaving like Jack Nicholson in The Shining soon..... %% %) %%
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 04:00:45 PM »

Hey Number6

Many years ago i broke my knee cap when i tripped over a caravan tow hook up, I wasn't looking and whoops bang I landed flat on my knee, ambulance came and dragged me away, I had sereral surgerys to it and ended up having a few pins holding the broke parts together.
 I was in a cast for 8 weeks 2 of those i was bed ridden and it took a further 6 months to learn to walk again, after a further year i was fine but on cold mornings it really plays up  {:-{ in my bordom of not being able to work i became a bit of a tv vegetable and back them with only 4 channels it was boring!

Only issues i have now apart from cold mornings is that everytime i visit an airport i get pulled to one side and serched as i keep setting the alarms off  :} 
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Re: Bust Achilles Tendon, Ouch!
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 04:09:08 PM »

At least not got any pins in it I suppose, not resorted to watching daytime TV yet. I think Jeremy Kyle would be the end of me!!!  %% %%
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 07:44:06 PM »

It could have been a whole lot worse, {:-{

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get well soon,if its anything like sciatia which i get then,better you than me
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2010, 05:29:57 PM »

Ruptured mine in march 09 had an op on it april this year, still not right been told i may have another op.It takes a long time to get back to being as near nomal as i have found. Take care.

Regards Dave.
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010, 06:50:55 PM »

Cheers for the support guys, don't think I'll ever be normal anyway!!  O0 O0 O0
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010, 07:13:20 PM »

Cheers for the support guys, don't think I'll ever be normal anyway!!  O0 O0 O0

I'll second that  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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