-This site. Can't imagine going down this road without the advice, stories and positivity. It takes a community to heal a tendon.
-Walking in the brace. Getting out for those straight leg walks were critical, strengthening the leg and giving a sense of freedom.
-My wonderful wife, not a natural caregiver, rose to every helping occasion.
-Getting a challenging work assignment to lift my focus away from the leg for a while.
-Healthcare professionals who diagnosed me right the first time and a great surgeon.
-Holy crap, that first week was awful!
-The brace. Sleeping in it, having it fall repeatedly when walking.
-The feeling that you have endless rehab ahead of you. Probably in part due to the fact that I am a year into shoulder rehab after a joint replacement.
-Seeing the injury moment in my mind over and over. I am pretty much an accept and get on with it person, but the rupture moment image came to me often.