"I guess God just gave us some spare parts. We use the plantaris tendon to repair a torn Achilles, and other major tendons." So said Dr. Pavolich, my orthopedic specialist.
Yesterday I got the low-down on my MRI -- a ruptured plantaris tendon. Never heard of a plantaris tendon? It could be because not everybody has one. Honest. The good doctor also told me that it is the same case with some people's hand -- they have an extra tendon.
He said it will take 3-6 months to heal (My vote is for the 3 month time period). Fortunately for me, there is a professional trainer at Planet Fitness, so I won't have to go through a rehab program at a hospital -- if all goes well.
Thanks to my friends who kept checking up on me and praying. It is a great relief that no surgery will be required!