Achilles Blog 1 – 3.5.14. On the plus side….

Hi yall

just to let u know how my achilles tendon is doin…

Had op on 22nd Apr after having dilly-dallied over whether to have it or not… but i think I made right decision as they found a complete rupture and a partial tear … so v bad indeed…

saw consultant today and they took out about 8 or so horrible ‘staples’ from the 4-5″ wound – leg looks like Frankensteins. However the incision is healing very well (helped I think by Earthing – which I think I have mentioned to some of you – see link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XumPQLTzPWI). Now back in fresh cast for another 4 weeks (to end of May) to hopefully fully re-connect/heal the tendon… then they’ll probably put me in an adjustable boot/brace, then the hard part – rehab… my leg muscles will atrophy… so I’ll have to have physio to both make the tendon work properly and the muscles too – twill be a long haul.

On the plus side, my aim has improved tremendously …. I can even throw things round corners, as well as directly into bins. I may take up golf as I can now wack things across the floor pretty well with the crutches. Crutches are like having a dog – people stop and talk to u, especially kids… who want to know what happened. It’s fun chucking things down the stairs (like bundles of washing)! I have been shopping in sainsburys on one leg and I have also been on the bus several times… so feeling quite chuffed. Also … strange men will carry your shopping home for u… OK not so strange… 2 of my neighbours actually. All those jobs at home I don’t want to do are slowly starting to get done!! Like tidying my study…. and repairing that woven footstool…

Just thought I’d update u.

Love,
Jx

leg 13.5.14

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About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married to Jay and we live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTgtkDLNys). Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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