Achilles blog 6 – 14.5.14. The one with the parkour dog

Not such a good day yesterday… got ready to go out, when the heavens opened…so sat at desk and assembled claim on (pet cat) Troy’s private health insurance(!) re his hyper-active thyroid. I’ve always wanted to come back as a sleek, cool, black cat… in fact I’d like to come back as Troy even… cos he has such a great time and doesn’t worry about anything. He patrols his garden, takes a nap on the car roof and commandeers the sofa…please DO NOT be impolite and ask him to move!! But my list of things I want to come back as is increasing. I LOVE parkour (or free-running… can’t do it of course, but it is amazing to watch)… so I want to come back as a parkour person… or I did until I saw this video of a parkour dog (I know I’ve already sent this to some of you)….. Please God, send me back as a parkour dog….

Dishwasher full of water this morning. It can understandably be assumed that when one is incapacitated, as I am, there are many things you can’t do. I can’t take washing down the stairs or carry a cup of tea into the living room… or drive. But I can fix dishwashers that won’t drain. Done. Is it OK to put soda crystals down a dishwasher?… oh well, too late…

Dire, dire warnings were given by the hospital about the infection and flesh-disintegrating disease that could result from getting my cast wet… so for the first 2 weeks I used clingfilm in the shower…I kneeled my injured, shrink-wrapped leg on the bath shelf and stood (on one leg) under the shower. Showers, for me, used to be a 20 minute meditation… now reduced to the ‘military’ shower – 1 minute to wet, 1 minute to soap and 1 minute to rinse. (Husband) Jay very impressed. I now use a sealed ‘Limbo’ ( leg bag (see pic) which is much less hassle. Just read a ‘less is more’ theory about showering – based on the fact that we strip all our natural oils by showering too much…. hmmm… maybe I’ll give this a go… since my lower left leg has not been washed for about 6 weeks and seems to be doing fine….

Limbo 1b


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, and my husband and I 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 - 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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2 Responses to Achilles blog 6 – 14.5.14. The one with the parkour dog

  1. murg says:

    LOVE the parkour dog video – the joy on that pups face! I too am fascinated by parkour, although my body is not able, in my mind I’m doing it all the time, lol!

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