Achilles Blog 17 – 6.6.14. Time to meditate

So… the DV Boot, although awkward, has made me almost forget that I have a problem. Now that I have acquired a glitzy £8 sandal from Sainsburys for my right foot (see pic) – this has somewhat evened out the height difference and my gait looks and feels almost normal. I can now go upstairs with a glass of water, carry my laptop to the living room and take the washing up and down the stairs… even tho I have to go up sideways. Getting up to the loo is much faster, as is crutching to the shops – and there is far less strain on my wrists.
But… truth, I cannot walk. My unaided leg is shrunken and very weak and judders when I try to persuade it beyond a certain level. But gently persuade I must. And Physio Fiona (whom I saw on Wednesday), loosened the ankle with a little massage and ultrasound and then gave me a series of exercises to perform religiously, warning that too much walking in the boot is not recommended… I will play it by ear!
The old bicycle basket is now pink… but I am not happy with the finish… so I’m going to start again….my busted leg has given me time. I stand at the sink and meditate while washing the saucepans or unloading the dishwasher; I meditate as I hang on to the bannisters, ascending one step at a time; feeling the little flexions of my foot in the boot, a little ‘yay!’ when I reach the top so quickly. This may be a time of change, and I really hope I come out of it floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee…
cinderella shoe

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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