Last year, in an effort to improve the capability of our forums, we switched to new software. We expected tremendous scalability and rapid customization that would significantly improve each Member's experience across multiple devices and integrate flawlessly with social media platforms.
Unfortunately, after a significant capital expense, we have decided that the length of time and the additional cost to reach our goals make this enterprise untenable.
Thus, we have made the difficult decision to transition the forums to our original software platform. We’re excited that, in the nearly two years since we began the process of our most recent switch, our original platform has been upgraded significantly, and we are confident that the reversion will not only provide the stability that we desperately needed prior to our last move but will also return to the Membership the high level of customization that made our online community so great. We have also added technical resources to the GolfWRX staff that will allow us to build custom modules and modifications that we are confident will take the forums to the next level.
We remain the world's largest online golf community, and we still hold true to our core values and mission statement as written in 2005. Bearing both of those elements in mind, being the best and offering our Members a platform that is world-class are both requirements, not options, and it is that spirit that has motivated this decision.
So, please pardon our mess over the next five days or so while we transition the forums.
A few important notes: Current content will be accessible during that time, but the forums will be READ ONLY, and you will not be able to start new threads or reply to posts. Personal Messaging is enabled but PMs sent/received from the time the board was frozen will not carry over. We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize, and we greatly appreciate GolfWRXers bearing with us through the transition.
We are very excited about starting this next chapter for GolfWRX and getting back to the high-quality Member experience we all expect as soon as possible.
Journey on returning from Achilles surgery to my right foot....gnarly post op pics....and now PT!
Happy Friday fellow Wrx's. I come to you today looking for some feedback and stories of similar so I can gauge how despondent I may become. So a little background: I am 56yrs old and play golf pretty much everyday. It's all I have left activity wise after tearing myself up in my youth. Multiple knee surgeries(staph infection thrown in for good measure), numerous ankle injuries from years of Basketball. Fast forward to almost 3 years ago. While playing basketball, I injured my right ankle/heel. At the time, I immediately thought I had bone spurs. I was incapacitated for a few months due to the inflammation. X-rays showed no spurs, rather an Achilles tendon that was so inflamed and enlarged, it was in a constant state of irritation.
I opted for non-surgery techniques: Dry needling, Physical therapy, eating anti-inflammatory pills like M&Ms, Ice, stretching, massage and rest. All of these brought varying levels of relief but always the pain and inability to walk normally would return.
2nd orthopedist suggested surgery but thought Steroids/therapy and stretching would help
Finally 3 weeks ago, a third Orthopedist basically said the only option is surgery...which brings me to today. After an MRI, we are now looking at the calendar to schedule surgery. Basically, my achilles is so scarred and damaged that he will detach from the heel, Scrape and cut then re-attach. His outline of recovery is 5 weeks in a boot, then up to 10 months of physical therapy with a 95% full recovery expected.
So my question to the group is: For those that have had a ruptured/torn Achilles versus this type of elective surgery, how realistic is that I will be able to return to a high level of golf again? Is the timeline accurate? And more importantly, is a pain free right heel truly possible?
Thank you all for any insight you can give. I have a very high threshold to pain, but my quality of life has really suffered and now I have no option but surgery.