I suppose like any injury, until you have been through it, you don't know what it is like. And this injury is a very painful injury that takes a lot of work to come back from. What I found through experience is that it is a long road back and your physio when you find a good one will become a new best friend. I know mine told me right from the start that it is a painful recovery and I was given the option of hurting now, or paying for it for years. My choice. So I opted for the pay now. I am glad I did. I was able to make a complete recovery and my injured leg was actually better after the recovery than it ever was. But it was a lot of hard work to come back. But also a big partof the recovery was the support of this group. You all know what each of us is going through and are there to provide support, encouragement, and understanding of what everyone in here is going through. Also it is nice to hear from those who are further into the recovery process that they are progressing at a normal pace and there is light at the end of the tunnel and what to expect in the days, weeks and months that lie ahead Thanks everyone for that. I appreciate it.
So this time, I got away with a minor tear and not a complete tear like the first time. I tore just part of the tendon and some scar tissue from the first injury. So no surgery yet. Back to physio and will reassess in a month to see if it is healing on it's own. I had forgotten how painful this injury is, so I feel the pain of everyone in here and hope your pain is better soon. Until then, contrary to what we tell young people, just say yes to drugs (the legal kind).