Achilles Blog 9 – 23.5.14. The bikini-clad surgeon

After nearly 2 months in a cast, I’m definitely getting a little bored and frustrated now… listening to my body means I’ve ventured out less. Before this accident, I was able to go to the gym 3-5 times a week … I do not like exercise – but I feel great knowing I’ve done something good for my body. I will not see a gym for a good 6-9 months (apparently) and diabetes looms if I put on weight, so I checked Youtube and found a useful exercise video. A day or two later I had a dream. A blond, pony-tailed, bikini-clad surgeon was drilling in to my knee. As I tried to tell her my knee was fine, she (belatedly) put a gas mask over my face, twice.. somehow I managed to escape. Once I woke up … I was able to identify the surgeon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrpW5PliIdU
Amazing how, after the initial shock, it takes relatively little time to adapt to the new ‘norm’. I bummed up the stairs with a heavy bag of wet washing yesterday.. which takes a while. As I got to the top I realised it felt completely normal to do it this way. I’m completely amazed at the human brain and body… it is SO adaptable… and tries its best under any circumstances. Whilst I have had visions of never walking properly again, my body seems to know where it’s going…. and I think it’s marching forward… with or without me.jx

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 - 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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