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Sleeping with the Covers Off! Week 3

Sleeping with the Covers Off!

This week seem to be creeping by and I am glad to be a part of this community because the information and experiences from so many people are real. I am in the boot now and things are going as planned however the other night, I was reading some of the other blogs and noticed a post regarding sleeping with the boot or not. I received instructions from my doctor to keep my boot on whenever I am vertical however I can take it off when I go to sleep.

Sweet Dreaming!

One of the statements in the article discussed getting your foot or toes caught up in the bed covers. I thought this statement was funny at first until my foot got caught in my bed covers last night and I must say; it Woke Me Up!!! At 3:35 in the morning, I went from dreaming a beautiful dream to rolling over in bed and BAM! Now I’m sitting up looking at my foot like someone came in and stuck a nail through it.

The sudden pain went away however this was a strong reminder to not get too comfy and relaxed and not take this injury and other’s experiences for granted. It’s a good bet to say that tonight I will be sleeping with the covers off of the injured leg and with a loose wrap on it.

No matter how small or detailed your experiences are with your recovery, please share because they really do help. No matter how comical or strange your stories or testimonies may be, they are real and encouraging to say the least and may apply to us in many situations.
Sweet Dreams with the covers off!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
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P.S. I am researching this splint here for sleeping at night and if there are others please advise!

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Getting Fitted for Your Boot is a Nightmare!

This post will be straight and to the point… No Sugarcoating!!!

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“Oh My Goodness! You want me to do what? Wait a minute, let me catch my breath…” These statements and a few more that I am unable to write in this post are what came out of my mouth as I was getting fit for my boot. I have been researching this injury by reading blogs, comments, other people’s experiences, even watching the video muse of Kobe Bryant and his ATR injury comeback and never have I heard, read or saw someone going through this painful experience that I just went through with getting fitted for my boot. From the information that I have gleaned from everything as well as my own experience up to this point has been on point. I mean things such as pre-surgery, surgery, post surgery, foot elevation, rest, getting the cast cut off, having the sutures and stitches removed and more have all went according to planned. That is, until it was time to get fitted for this boot.

When the Doctor told me that we will get you in a boot I was ecstatic to say the least. He gave me the instructions when to take it off, keep on when vertical, do this and do that and I was smiling from ear to ear. Until the “mean and hard to get along with” nurse walked in with the boot. She asked me to sit-up and place my leg inside of the boot with my heal touching the pads on the bottom of the boot. When I say this is painful I mean this is painful!  I had my foot and heel in the boot but the nurse wanted me to move my leg up 2-3 inches to get the straps to line up on the sides. She kept telling me to push my leg forward but with the swelling and the tightness of the achilles, that leg would not move. The pain was excruciating to say least with me stretching that tendon like that minutes after I had the cast removed. She added another pad in the heel but my wife saw the angle and ask that I change my position on the table to the boot and then it became somewhat better.

Now there may be others that didn’t experience this level of pain and discomfort and for this I am glad you didn’t however for others that haven’t reach this phase yet, at least you can say that Mr. Action Jackson did alert you to this point in the recovery process and now you are mentally prepared for it. I spent the last 12 or so hours on the phone with friends and associates that have had this injury in the past and I asked them point blank, why didn’t they say anything about the pain involved with getting fitted for the boot. To my surprise they all laughed and stated that they didn’t want me to know about this because if I had of known I may not have wanted the boot, lol!

Well getting back to that nurse I mentioned a few statements earlier. She wasn’t mean and hard to get along with, she was very nice and did her job of patiently waiting for me to say a few “unpleasant” words under my breath, dodge a few of my kicks coming at her and gave me enough time to catch my breath and start again with pushing my leg in the boot.

After all is said and done, I am glad I am at the next stage and for those that have went through this process before and didn’t warn us about the pain… shame on ya, lol! For those that are coming along to this phase, make sure you are mentally prepared for the worst and be ready for anything when it comes to healing and recovery of this ATR injury. Everyone will have their own stories of this ATR journey and like coaches and athletes say before in competition, “It’s best to stay ready as oppose to getting ready!”
Be Strong!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Take a look here with this nice sleeping boot that I am considering after I realized how bulky that walking boot can be in my bed.

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My ATR isn’t the Only Thing that Need Healing

Just laying here with multiple thoughts going on in my mind and I am glad to know that there are so many people that are going through the same or similar healing process with their Achilles Tendon Rupture (ATR) and there are plenty of valuable resources to aid in this journey. I have joined a couple of ATR Injury groups and communities and they are very helpful in terms of information to look for in all things related to the Achilles Tendon Rupture. Information on the injury itself, information on the type of casts, boots, crutches, socks, wraps. etc… from day 1 all the way out to several years after surgery, have been invaluable.

After reading through so many posts and comments on healing, recovery and rehab, it’s very easy to get caught up in comparing your own healing process and time-line related to the ATR recovery, to that of others going through the same injury. We can easily forget what we should be doing after listening to our doctor and our own body’s response to treatment. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always good to see where you line up with other’s recovery progress, rehab timeline and pictures, however, I have to remind myself that this is God’s way of positioning me to slow down during this season for a reason.

Before my ATR, there was so many things on my plate that needed to be worked on or completed however I would  get caught up in the hustle and bustle of being an entrepreneur , a “Go- Getter” and simply leave projects undone or books unread. Now, the time invested with this ATR injury has me looking at other things that need healing and full recovery. I will use my time of elevating, icing and resting my leg for this deeper purpose to not only heal the physical, but the mental and spiritual component of my well being.

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There is so much learning and healing from the neck up that need to take place and for this I am thankful. I mentioned on one of my social media posts, that being a competitive athlete and a Type A personality, enables my mindset to always find a challenge to conquer, a mountain to climb and to try and accomplish it in record breaking time or to at least be way ahead of schedule. However, with my ATR recovery and rehab journey ahead of me, I will allow myself the blessing of learning how to take my time , learning how to utilize and maximize these “slow” periods of time to heal and get better in other areas of my life and prayerfully come out a better man, husband, father, son, brother, leader and follower.

Yes, the internal challenge to be ahead of schedule or break the “healing record” for ATR full recovery, may raise up it’s ambitious head from time to time, however the main thing for all of us going through this injury, is to heal properly and complete and this includes our entire person also. Then we all can get together, challenge and play our games, (football, basketball, tennis, dance, etc…) against each other at full strength, not only physically but also in these other areas as well. I look forward to everyone’s healing progress report and I will continue to encourage you and look for your encouragement as well.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

 

P. Jackson – The Action Online
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Surgery or Non Surgery Options Week 1

Surgery or Non Surgery Options

Now that I have had the surgery, my late night thoughts bring me to the question of why would anyone want to go through a ruptured achilles tendon injury and not get it surgically repaired. Yes I researched and read information on how the nonsurgical option is good for someone that is not active or may not be able to afford the surgery. I also became aware that the time for healing is about the same with surgery as it was without surgery.

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My doctor discussed the options with me and with not having surgery, the discomfort and not knowing the exact things that could be going on with my foot, was just not in the cards for me. I had the surgery and  the only thing I remember is being wheeled down the hall going to surgery and getting dressed and having the crutches placed under my arms.

What was funny for me is that my wife started telling me what the doctor said (good things) and the physical therapist was also in the room talking to her about some of the exercises that they will put me through. I now realize that the anesthesia is some powerful stuff and now that I am off of it and ready to go home, I’m glad that surgery went well and now it’s time for pain killers, leg elevation and rest.
Talk soon and be Strong!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
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Did Someone Hit Me in the Back of the Leg?

Hello my friends, I am pretty sure you are reading this because you or someone you may know have just experienced some kind of achilles tendon injury. If so, “Did someone hit me in the back of the leg?”, may be the first question you asked yourself upon injuring your heel. I was playing basketball last week and after getting a rebound and dribbling the ball up court, this is what I initially thought when my achilles tendon ruptured. I even looked back and questioned the guys closest to me as well as the referee regarding getting hit in the back of the leg and they all had the same response which was, “no one hit me in the back of the leg.”

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I knew then that it must be my achilles tendon! I remember seeing and hearing stories firsthand from athletes that I played with and against and how they felt like they got hit by a baseball bat, or getting shot by a gun or hit by a ball in the back of the leg. As a former Pro football player in the position of wide receiver, I always thought about how an achilles tendon injury could end my playing career however it was always ankle sprains and hamstring pulls. Ironically my playing career ended over 20+ years ago with a badly dislocated ankle break and not an achilles injury.

Now, let’s fast forward our way to the hospital to get x-rays/mri performed to see the damage, get fitted for a walking boot and schedule the followup visit to go over the options to have surgery or nonsurgical procedures done and get geared up for a long road to recovery.
Be Strong!

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

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