Achilles Blog 8 – 19.5.14. Balancing between the crutches

I have the most delightful, delightful, delightful Godson! I was stranded at Sainsbury’s carrying a rucksack full of beverages for the FA cup final – too heavy to crutch back home. He and his Dad swing by to pick me up and before I could even say hello, 12 year old Angus has jumped out of the car, opened the car door, taken the rucksack off my back, installed me in the car and jumped back in the front with the heavy rucksack on his lap! Part of a mad Saturday that included watching Arsenal win silverware for the first time in 9 years… and Jay and I going to a 70s/80s themed disco… where I dance with one leg on a chair….in a red 1950s style dress (it’s all retro to me…). I’m pretty certain this is going to be a great, great summer!!

Having said that… my leg is feeling trapped… absolutely wants to escape the cast and run off. Constantly holding my leg up is starting to tell on other muscles so I am going to allow my toes to rest on the floor – my foot is in rigid ‘equine’ position (horses are permanently on tip-toe!) – so it’s really not possible to put my full weight on it and do any serious damage (I think). This is a balancing act(!) between the consultant’s caution and what my body feels it can safely do. My feeling is that our bodies are made for moving and sensible moving would be a good……move. I have a specially adapted ‘leg’ stool which I drag around the kitchen to help me get around (see pic) and to date I can balance myself between the crutches (ie both legs off the floor) for up to 9 seconds…but I’m working on this.

jx

kitchen leg stool

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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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