Changed My Life: I am a 69 year young female that slipped on ice (after walking several miles with my akitas) on January 6, 2015. Had a complete rupture of quad tendon and emergency repair surgery - kept at hospital for observation and then sent to Rehab that was a joke. At Rehab after 4 days they told me since I was nonweightbearing on that leg that they really could not help me and I belonged in assisted living. Went to stay for several weeks with a friend who was a retired nurse and when it wasn't a replay of Misery (bi-polar exalcoholic) was helpful. Now at home - almost 8 weeks since surgery and still either in immobilizer or walker. PT - 2X per week was all they could schedule. This certainly does change your life - struggling to get back to work (commercial real estate) and not lose my job. The akitas are depressed since I can do nothing with them. Previously we competed on a national level in nosework - up unit two days befo3e I fell and at the Dec. trial fitbit shad we went 9.2 miles. Wondering if I can ever get back my life and feeling really discriminated against being female and "older".
Hi. Sorry to hear about your mishap. We both had them at around the same time. Mine was 12/29 but surgery was 1/7 so I too am reaching the 8th week post op. I am going to be 59 this year. I always keep active and this injury has been a bummer. The last year or so I have gotten shingles (very badly) had to have a tooth pulled and kept hurting my back. So when this happened, I was really depressed right after surgery. I was feeling very old very quickly. Just seemed like a quick downhill. But then I keep working at it. Sometimes I worry that I am going too hard. Other times not hard enough. And my dog is really missing our walks. From the very beginning she would look at me like "what's up?" I think one thing that really snapped me out of the funk was just thinking about how this is NOT life threatening. I have had family members die of cancer while in their 50's. So, I guess I am just saying, hang in there and it will get better. And as far as the discrimination, just let those people who judge go "f*** off". :-)