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Torn achilles tendon - 2 years
I talked to a good friend today, he does a lot of biking, hiking, etc. He tore his achilles tendon over two years ago, and had surgery, then wore a solid cast for 6 weeks, then a soft cast (plastic boot) for 4 weeks.
Although in his life he's had a knee surgery and a shoulder surgery, the achilles tendon injury is by far the most debilitating health issue he has ever faced in his life.
He said even today, two years later, he still is fearful of it, and thinks about it first every time he wakes up in the morning.
Even sutured tendons take a long time to heal.
Wish I had some pretty stories with flowers and bluebirds for everybody. But better to be prepared for reality. Again, he had surgery.
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