Accident cut my achilles tendon, multiple surgeries and infection
i cut my tendon in august of 2010 while taking out the trash...talk bout bad luck on part...i had no idea all i know was i stepped felt a pop and something zip up my leg i thought i broke it so i called to my hubby to come pick me up he brought me in and looked at my leg and said omg you got a big cut its gonna need stitches so he put me in the car and i drove to the er!!!!!
they looked at it said it was the achilles tendon and it would need repaired but there was no surgeon to do it that day so they stitched it and sent me home!!
the surgeon they recommended wanted $800.00 dollars up front i didn't have it so i had to find one that was covered by my insurance needless to say i didn't have surgery until almost a month later!!!when i went in they said it was a full break so i had no movement to my foot!!!!
i went for the surgery and 2 days later i was in unbearable pain it was late at night and i had a splint on but i knew something was wrong so i took the bandage off for a peek and sure enough everything towards the bottom was leaking and opening up!!!!
i called the doc first thing in the am told him what was going on he had me come in and put me in a cast!!!!!
well a week later and it was only getting worse so went to a different doc he cut the cast off and said why would they do that!!!
well eventually it was so bad i had to have a wound vac for a couple of weeks we got it down to a small hole and the doc cleared me to walk!!!
i was taking care of the wash slipped on the floor and it broke open again once it was open you could see all the stitches in the inside that didn't dissolve it was a mess!so went back to doc back to the wound vac they never did cut those out either!!!
by may it was somewhat healed but i still had a lot of problems so the doc decided to do surgery again in sept of 2011 he took out the graft and stitches cut the tendon in half cut all the scar tissue out sewed it with the stitches that need to be removed on
the outside but the inside he put self dissolving stitches in again so i have wound and had stitches hanging out for 3 months he just now cut them out but i still have a lot of swelling by my heel and a lot of pain but he says im good to go!!!!!!!
the pain is unbearable and i have not one other doctor who will help me!!!!!
worse experience ever if i could go back and do it again i would of left it alone or found a better doc!!!!!!
Ouch. That sounds no fun at all.
So...you took out the trash, stepped on something, and it slashed up through your lower leg and severed your Achilles Tendon.
And then you didn't get the tendon reattached for 2 months. And then you had infection and repeated achilles surgeries.
And now you're in pain. Yeah, I bet!
It makes sense that a contaminant got into your wound, and then when the Emergency Room sewed your skin shut, the contaminant PLUS the dead and dying ends and tissue of your achilles tendon caused a problem in there.
I don't know why the reattachment surgery didn't go well, but I don't know enough about what happened.
And, the proof is in the pudding...things haven't gone so well so far.
So, what to do about it now?
Ultimately you need to get the Process of Inflammation
out, new blood and nutrition in (which includes into your body so it can get into your blood to get to your tissue) and you need to reduce muscle tightness and connective tissue shrinkwrapping.
See:How To Reduce InflammationMagnesium for Tendonitis
The Vitamin D pages on www.Easy-Immune-Health.comEccentric Heel DropsInflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency
Read through all that, then come back and give me an update etc. ----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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