I have just ruptured my achilles tendon, it snapped right in half while i was playing squash. Loud noise, blinding pain. Had surgery on friday, now I'm in a cast-thing. I am so depressed I could actually cry. No squash for a year, no cycling for 2 months. No flat walking for up to 6 months. Trying to take a dump is like stephen hawking doing yoga. Has anyone else had an achilles story? Is there a good side to this - any good news at all? Someone please tell me that I will recover and be fit again. This no exercise thing is starting to do my head in.