New life, new start, new thread. I am living in a great apartment, have a great relationship with my daughter, I'm doing well at work, have expanded my network of friends, and I've rebuilt my body. Along with the new body, I've got new confidence, more energy than ever, and I'm dating an enjoying life. In short, I've never been better! Actually, I just tore my achilles tendon and had to have surgery, but I am still good. Turns out the antibiotic Cipro causes tendon ruptures, and I've had 4 tendon ruptures while on Cipro. It's all good, cast is off and I am in a walking boot and keeping in shape. The old me after recovering from a torn bicep: And after lots of hard work, attention to diet, and a fair amount of Crossfit.