Achilles Blog 14 – 1.6.14. Goodbye ‘Limbo’ leg-bag

OK men… look away now. Reaching an upstairs loo with boot/on crutches is a test of middle-aged pelvic floor muscles…..mine will be starting a specific exercise regime…and for those interested, I can let you know how I get on.

The DV Boot has a platform which means my injured leg is higher and I have to ‘clomp’ about slowly and in small steps; and it is, in fact, quicker to move about using the boot in combination with the crutches (recommended anyway). However… I really am 2-legged once more!!!! Can you love a part of your body in isolation? Yep!! My dear left leg, free of boot when I’m in bed, is flexing itself this way and that… seeing how far it can go. The repaired skin is certainly tight and the ankle is stiff .. but I know it really wants to move. The tendon scar tissue will apparently have adhered to everything around it… and given that the tendon has to move freely against the sheath surrounding it, it will be a while before full functioning flexibility returns. But my foot is ambitious and confident.

The kitchen ‘leg’ stool is no longer required and the ‘Limbo’ showering bag is now like a discarded snake skin… while my leg slithers off to a hopefully bipedal future. Goodbye and a really grateful thank you to both of them…..

jx

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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, 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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