#rupturedachilles

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Back in 2010 I ruptured my Achilles playing football. It finally brought an end to my aspirations of becoming a professional footballer 🤣. 6 months of casts, air boots and crutches taught me to slow down. After another 4 months of rehabilitation and physio, on sign off the doctors warned me that if I went back to soon playing sports that required explosive take-offs, that I would likely rupture it again. I could ill-afford another 6 months + of relying on my wife, colleagues and friends giving me lifts everywhere. This took me on my transformation journey from middle distances with sprints in football to long distance trail running. As you can see from the knee strapping and the calf compression sleeve, I’ve never fully recovered from from the injury. But I’m up on my feet 😏. 4 days till @racetotheking 🤪 Happy #transformationtuesday all 🤦🏾‍♂️ #racetotheking #racetotheking2018 #rupturedachilles #trailrunning #trailrunner #altonsportsambassador wannabe #asicsfrontrunnerwannabe #balegasocks #rymoracompression #rymora #nhs #pinkcast
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Today’s big achievement = met my boys on their way home from school. Only made it 1/4 of the way but it’s a start! #rupturedachilles #nolongerboundtothecouch #freshairandfamily #crutchesarehardwork #hardworkbutwortheverystep
#rupturedachilles 😢😢😢😢
I’m plastered but not in a good way! #notsummerready #rupturedachilles #cantusecrutches
Help! Less than 50 pages to go and then I am WITHOUT A BOOK 😱 #thissituationmustberemedied #booklover #rupturedachilles #boundtothecouch #toomuchtimeonmyhands 👸🏻side note: if you’re a fan of history and the Tudors, the Six Tudor Queens historical fiction series is so good!!🤴🏼
Another great session working with these guys, awesome 👍 #rupturedachilles #physicaltherapy #goperform
It hurts me to see you like this and I wish I could take your pain away but i can't because i know it's yours to grow from. I know how strong you will become from this injury. We can be beat and broken and we can stand back up alone but we dont have to ♡. We have each other to help stand tall and we always will! Ruptured Achilles and broken bones will heal as we grow closer together. Together we are stronger and together we will get through this. I love you @lockabeast_mode with all my heart. I am by your side ♡ #rupturedachilles #achilles #pain #grow #heal #standtogether #life #challenge #stronger #powercoupleinthemaking #powercouple #neveralone #trusttheprocess #everythinghappensforareason #healing #shermantank
I don’t know if either of us are particularly comfortable right now 🤔 #porterthetravellingcat #porterthecat #placesportersleeps #rupturedachilles #boundtothecouch #injuredhousewifelife #furrynursemaid
Might seem like one small step but for me this is one big step! The first time I have had two shows on for nearly three months, the journey is not over but it feels good! #rupturedachilles
I've been working hard on my atrophied calf over the last 12 months with lots of calf raises, double first, then single, then single off a step... and although it has built up, there's still a significant difference in size and definition between the two. • I can still feel a difference in the strength too and my Achilles and calf are still tight, despite stretching every day. • I'm all for trying to stay positive, but sometimes it's hard and I wonder if it will ever feel and look normal again 😕 • #FedUp #AchillesRuptureRecovery #AchillesTendonRupture #RupturedAchilles #RupturedAchillesTendon
1 week post OP and I couldn’t wait any longer to get back into the gym! It’s good to be back #crossfit #passion #love #workout #workoutmotivation #fitness #fitmom #fitmomof3 #nike #eftstrong #russian #fitbit #rupturedachilles #tornachilles #roadtorecovery
New milestone unlocked !!! Walking without crutches (with moon boot)!!! I am so happy with this seemingly small achievement. This is massive for me, if you have ever damaged your leg to the extent or worse that I have, you will understand the feels it’s like taking your first steps again but in adulthood. Thanks for everyone who had been cheering me on! I couldn’t have done it without the support and to keep me mentally well !! My next goal is to stand without my moon boot on ! Stay tuned ! Il give that a shot maybe Friday coming up !! Wooo #achillestendon #spiritualenlightenment #rupturedachilles #robinahospital #me #roadtorecovery #quinnsrecovery #progress #disabled #crippled #firststeps #proud #yay #soonimgonnaclimbmountains
The Bear can finally reach the ground when on his bike, so the training wheels came off today 🐻🚲 #henrybear #5yearsold #bearonabike #familyouting #familytime #sundayfunday #rupturedachilles #dadmadesurenoneofusfellover #freshairandfamily ❤️
The Gimp Champ is here...and heavily out of shape, lookin soft!! Been losing my mind not being able to work out or drive or really get around. Injuries are an amazing learning and growing experience. Appreciate your health, optimize your vitality, and increase performance. Do I sound like a viagra ad yet? PS the stem cell documentary is coming along nicely. Did I mention there’s a vaccine for cancer? #YBJL #gimpchamp #stemcells #documentary #svf #yourbuddyjustinlee #pullups #hot #stuff #cancer #vaccine #rupturedachilles #achilles #labrum
A minute off last weeks time. I’ll take that! Shows when you fuel your body in the right way, you can achieve your goals. Not my Pb, but my quickest time since my Achilles reconstruction operation @liverpoolparkrun #gettingfaster #gettingfitter #gettingstronger #rupturedachilles #achillesinjury #parkrunliverpool #liverpoolparkrun #running #newgoals #nutrition #fuelthebody #herbalifenutrition
Decorating daddy’s cast ❤️ #Cannon #rupturedachilles #159of365
**Friendly Friday* * Trying to raise money for this sweetheart 😢 This is our best friend Luna, she is an adorable, sweet girl. She had a rough start in life and got parvo very young. Her mom and dad did everything they could to save her and give her a great life❤️ unfortunately she recently ruptured her Achilles’ tendon and will need surgery on Monday, on top of x-rays, a cast, and a splint. To help pay for the costs I set up a go fund me account, the link is in my bio. *PARVO SURVIVOR* 💪🏼 Please share!!! . . . Total cost will be over $5,000 I am trying to raise $1,500 for Luna. . https://www.gofundme.com/lunas-achilies-surgery . . #luna #bordercollie #achillestendon #rescue #rescuedogsofinstagram #parvosurvivor #rupturedachilles #dogsofinstagram #instadogs #instadog #help #donate #caligraphy #woodworking #cast #mowgli #bff #bestfriend #winnipeg #vet #mb #dogoftheday #fighter #strong #friendlyfriday
Sorry for the gore but Feb 19 2018 ⚪ i had torn my damn achilles. For weeks I relayed all the "what ifs".. what if I didn't play, what if I had just gone back to the hospital.. this has been physically and mentally challenging and still is. Ive never been incapacitated to the point where my whole lifestyle had to be reevaluated. I'm hesitant to go places, see people, even minor things like cooking I've found trouble in and being the stubborn ass I am, asking for help was the last thing I wanted to do. After being diagnosed, alot of my injury was vague to the point where I had been chronically googling everything and anything I could. I got depressed because again, I couldn't do ANYTHING I was use to so I spent it in bed, being slobbish, sad and hopeless. I stressed over how I was going to do this financially because all roads led to me going back to NZ and that was the last thing I wanted. Howeveeeer.. coming back two months in, I was back at square one but i got the surgery I needed (after rerupturing, my heart broke I swear) and a pretty solid support system brought me out of my gloominess. I'm more optimistic and patient with a better idea of what I need to do to recover fully and get back to bettering the lifestyle I'm use to.. few more milestones to get through till I can walk without crutches and alot longer till I can walk without limping but hey, could be worse 🤷 #rupturedachilles #roadtorecovery
Made it!!! Took me 1.5hrs but made it home in one piece. Might be taking shares out in panadol but so chuffed. Charlotte was an angel. Same can't be said for London commuters who didn't offer seats or offer of help as I grappled to hold on and get the break on with my good foot and then get off the bus. Hey ho. It required some nifty pole dancing and begging of a seat but we got there. Yeehaaaaaaa! 💪💪💪 #navigatinglondon #hopalong #rupturedachilles #bekind #smallsteps
Got me some cast bling 😍 #rupturedachilles #castart #castbling #kidsart
1syns coffee going down the hatch. Am solo navigating childcare run and London commuters. Wish me luck!!!! Something I took totally in my stride seems petrifying at the moment, so silly but here I goooooooo. Fingers crossed for a seat! #rupturedachilles
I really want to go and see how my chilli and capsicum plants are faring, but those 2 little steps will be mossy AF so I’m waving at them from afar 👋🏼🌶 #greenhouse #inmygreenhouse #rupturedachilles #injuredhousewifelife #stepsaremynemesis #wintersun #dunnerstunner #dunedinnz
Cast is off! Welcome back boot-we're gonna be together for a while!!#rupturedachilles #thisbootismadeforwalking
Remember last week when I couldn’t put any weight on my bad foot and sanded those shelves in the garage? This is what it looked like. Probably more entertaining in person, but here ya go! . . .
SHOOTING THREES Out of the boot and into the bucket. I don’t have the same form right now but atleast I can still get some shots up. One step at a time, and hopefully soon I’ll be back to my regular jumper. For now I’m just shooting with one leg still. . . . #achilleschronicles #tornachilles #ballislife #rupturedachilles #fitness #thereturn #thecomeback #jumpshot
Hmmmmmm...... Can roboboot and i make the 20second time change! Ha ha. Braving getting more mobile today before hubby starts madly travelling again. London and public transport are a whole new ball game on crutches! #londonlife #woundedsoldier #rupturedachilles #hopalong #f1wife
Picked up my fave shoes today after they had a make over. Chucks with a raised heel hmmmmmm just not the same but, at least I can wear these again. #converse #chucks #chucktaylor #fav #favoriteshoes #raisedheel #archilles #rupturedachilles #shoes #6months #raised #recovery #physio #learningtowalkproperly #notlazy #heeltoe #slowlybutsurely #illgetthere
The MRI - My Ruptured Injury. It looks like there's light at the end of the tunnel... or perhaps I'm heading for a nature spa treatment with mud, leaves and hippy vibes #rupturedachilles #mri
This time last year 😲 Considering how SLOWLY last year went, I can't believe it was a year ago when I had my boot off and took those first tentative steps! I'm still a long way off 100% and will be having some more physio soon. Sadly the NHS physio guy I saw last year let me down big-time and then proceeded to lie about my progress in his report, as I found out in January when I got a copy of my notes for the gym. Statements like I had no pain at all, full ROM, and could walk unlimited distances - all at seven months post-rupture! - were particular highlights. Those things are not true even now at nearly 15 months. Presumably he thought it made him look like he'd done a great job and never imagined I'd see his report. Anyway, I put a complaint in and I'm waiting for further responses, but in the meantime they've offered me more physio with the lead physiotherapist later this month, so watch this space... #RupturedAchillesTendon #RupturedAchilles #AchillesTendonRupture #AchillesRupture #AchillesRuptureRecovery
Might not look like an accomplishment but that's me in a PAIR of shoes. Not one shoe and a #biggreyhospitalboot , an actual pair of shoes. Last weekend marked 5 months in the boot. I've been walking around without it for a bit at home and then today I went for my first proper walk without it. It's so nice to be out in the sun without a big sweaty bulky thing wrapped around one leg. My physio says the achilles is nice and strong so now I need to slowly start building the leg muscles back up and get strong and stable again. Crazy to think that I suffered my #rupturedachilles the day after boxing day!!
Day 6 post cast. I got to enjoy the Autumn colors this afternoon. I managed to get a decent walk in today at a very slow pace but, its quality over quantity. Teaching myself to walk correctly is harder than I thought but I'm slowly getting there. Walking with a limp but still walking. #archilles #rupturedachilles #painful #stayfocused #onrecovery #slowlybutsurely #slowwalk #gettingthere #afternoonwalk #exercise #motivation #togetitdone #workoutmotivation #getbacktowhereiwas #newgoals #iwillgetfit #again
Three layers of foam seperate me from walking. I pulled one out today and started the process. It’s a weird thing like a foreign a new object in your body, being used for the first time, my Achilles’ tendon feels like its artificial, it’s so hard to explain. I’ve broken bones but this is much more alien to me, all part of the process! this is good for me ! #waaa #ouchies #shitsweak #achillestendonrecovery #achillestendon #rupturedachilles #quinnsrecovery #lifelessons #spiritualenlightenment #stretchingtendons #robinahospital
Definitely need to get my SW cook on! So many recipes I made from scratch and loved ANNNNNND lost a ton of weight on. Am home more whilst I recover from this injury so it's time to use some of this quieter time with Charlotte at the childminder to eat well and heal (and distract myself missing my little munchkin). I absolutely love cooking and it's very easily done on one leg ;-) to heal I need to eat well. Drink lots of water and keep my mind happy and healthy. Whilst I can't hobble far cooking requires minimal effort for maximum gain #cookingtherapy #weightlossjourney #slimmingworld #slimmingworldonline #slimmingworldinspiration #swuk #slimminglondon #rupturedachilles #recovery
Boot n park life. Definitly NOT a good summer accessory. Baked leg anyone? On a positive note though whilst hubby is here am enjoying a very rare sit down! #toddlerlife #rupturedachilles #parklife #summerfashion #roboboot
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