So, I turned 40 a while ago. Fortunately, I don’t look my age whatever that looks like. I’m often told I look somewhere between the ages of 25 and 32. Shoot, I’ll take it. I feel young at heart and in my mind too.
The reality is our bodies do change as we get older regardless of how young we may feel. We lose lean tissue, our bodies become less physiologically efficient, reaction time decreases, blah, blah, blah… And, don’t I know it?! It just seems like my mind hasn’t caught up with my body if you know what I mean.
MRI, Surgery and Recovery
That pretty much sums up the big four-oh for me. On Saturday, March 9th, I suffered a torn Achilles tendon in my left leg playing basketball. Nothing fancy either, just a regular dribble move trying to get to the basket when I heard something pop. It seriously felt like somebody kicked me. I fell down and looked around, but didn’t see anybody close to me.
When I stood up I could barely walk. My heel was numb and I could not push myself forward nor stand on my tip toes. I gathered my things, hobbled to the car and drove back home dealing with the pain the best I could.
I applied some ice as soon as I got home and Tracy (my fiancée) eventually took me to the emergency room. They took some X-Rays, put me in a splint, gave me some pain killers and sent me home with a recommendation to see a specialist as soon as possible. Continue reading