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Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 24th, 2018 03:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks RKSTRAT.

Yes, I do run, but I don't consider myself a real runner!
I've only entered 5k events and was registered for a twilight run on Saturday :^( (that was 50 bucks down the gurgler) I do 5k's 3-4 x per week, and walk the dog 3-5k's per day on my non-run days. So I am fairly active.

My wife is the "real" runner. She's go 8 half-marathons; 3 marathons and an ultra-marathon under her belt!

Ironically, I've been trying to break the 30 minute mark on my 5k's, and last Wednesday I got 30:19:00 with with two slow downs for traffic and 1 short walking break.
Had that been an official event, I think I might have got my sub-30!
Oh well, something to strive for next year I guess.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:07 AM, Sep 24th, 2018)

RufusTeleStrat
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Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Sep 24th, 2018 08:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mick you will recover. I ruptured mine last august, and was progressively in a cast, a boot, then a brace. I can do almost every activity just over a year later. As with many things your recovery will vary, but you can recover.
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Therealfrogman
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Sep 24th, 2018 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

So sorry to hear this, Mick. You certainly deserve better, getting old can really suck because of the extra healing time required. I cannot state that as fact but it has been my experience.

Dave Grohl did concerts in a cast....

Just sayin :)



HenryJ
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Sep 24th, 2018 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Prayers and Moejo for your recovery. I’ve survived both a heart attack and cancer like yourself.

In the words of Friedrich Nietzhke (sp) and Kelly Clarkson, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 27th, 2018 04:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the additional mojo guys.

I have an appointment with the specialist on Tuesday arvo. I'll at least find out what the grade of the injury is, and what the best course of action will be (surgical or non-surgical).

It's only been a week since I buggered it up, but man, it's been a loooooooong week. Already going stir crazy.

The knee scooter makes getting around the house easier than crutches, but the rest of my body is complaining loudly about the muscle compensation.

Just making a cup of coffee, sandwich or going to the toilet takes about 5 times longer atm.

Well, at least I have you guys and can still pick up a guitar. (pedals are a challenge though ;^)


Leftee
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Sep 27th, 2018 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, you have us. What more could you want?!?!?! :-P


Mick Reid
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Oct 2nd, 2018 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I saw the Orthopedic doc yesterday. No surgery. Apparently surgical achilles repairs are only reserved for very extreme injuries nowadays. Whilst I apparently did "a good job" on mine, it's not bad enough to warrant surgery.

So, 3 months in a hinged ROM Boot (Range of Motion) with gradual changes in foot angle and weight bearing with crutches. Hopefully full weight bearing with just boot in 8 weeks, without boot at 12. *Possibly* running again in 5 months.

It's only been 12 days since the injury and it already feels like 3 months...

Still scheming ways to try and get back out to the shed to get back to my currently abandoned guitar project.
Finishing the painting is the tricky part. The rest I can do sat at the bench for the most part.


jefe46
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Oct 2nd, 2018 07:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

No surgery.. That sounds great.. but the being trussed up still is inconvenient.

Best of luck with this.

Taildragger
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Oct 2nd, 2018 07:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

"It's only been 12 days since the injury and it already feels like 3 months..."

You sound like me: a guy who has a hard time sitting still for very long.

Here's hoping you heal up ahead of schedule, bud!

Keep us posted on your progress.

In the meantime (as Chief Dan George used t'say) "endeavor to persevere"...

Leftee
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Oct 2nd, 2018 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wearing a unitard will promote healing.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 11:33 PM, Oct 2nd, 2018)

Achase4u
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Oct 2nd, 2018 08:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Man I am sorry to hear of all this. That is a lot to deal with in a short amount of time. Hope you recover quickly. I injured my achilles on the corner of a metal bed frame when I was 20. Didn't rupture but damaged it for sure. It was a good 6 months to a year before I could walk without a limp. It healed a little shorter and now 14 years later it doesn't quite bend as much as the other ankle.

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Oct 3rd, 2018 02:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Touché Leftee!!!

Nothing like good thread crossover!

(like when CSI NY meets CSI where ever)

:^)


JDC
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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
Oct 3rd, 2018 10:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hang in there, Mick.
I know it doesn't feel like it now, but "this too shall pass"(although it never does so at the speed we'd prefer).

Prayers sent you way, brother.



Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

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Oct 3rd, 2018 10:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thinking of you all the way from Idaho, Mick. Heal, brother.

LeftRightOut
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Australia

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Oct 4th, 2018 04:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mick,

Look on the bright side

6-8 months that's some serious time there to work on your chops and take your guitar playing to another level.



Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Oct 5th, 2018 01:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

6-8 months that's some serious time there to work on your chops and take your guitar playing to another level.

LRO - you're not wrong! And something I'm already taking advantage of.

Well... I'm playing more often "guilt free" (IYKWIM) As far as "next level" we'll see...

I am get better acquainted with my recording set up and finally getting down some unfinished songs I've had kicking around.


Joe Potts
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I'm an old guitar hassler
Oct 5th, 2018 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry to hear this, Mick. Prayers and Moejo to you. I hope you heal quickly.

By the way, I’ve always found your posts to be interesting and informative. Keep it up!

Hammond101
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Oct 5th, 2018 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Good luck on your recovery Mick. Time heals all they say.

A friend of mine had to have the surgery as a bone spur grew into the tendon. They detached the tendon, ground off the spur and reattached. He had some type of leg mounted crutch where his lower leg stuck out behind him and the pegleg came straight down from the knee. He hated it but managed to get around. Then came the boot.

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Oct 5th, 2018 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the kind words Joe.

Hammond, thanks for your support too.
That apparatus you're referring to is the iWalk Hands-free Crutch.
I've looked into those but have read a few stories of people falling using them, so I'm on the fence. I suppose people fall using regular crutches too, but not sure I want to tempt fate.
They're not covered by my insurance or Medicare either.

However, I've just found a 2nd hand one on Gumtree, maybe I'll take a punt.


Guitar Fool
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Oct 5th, 2018 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

hang in there Mick...maybe you can work in a bunch of guitar projects...

thank goodness it wasn't one of your hands right?

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