Achilles Blog 18 – 8.6.14. Disappeared legs

Vicar Sandy(St. Michael’s, Blackheath) is more clever than he thinks…. we were discussing my apparent weight loss… however, it seems I have not lost any weight (according to the scales). Sandy hit on the fact that I have lost muscle – my left leg now being substantially skinnier. It is my belief that, although I am not going to the gym, the disappeared leg muscle has been compensated for by increased upper body muscle (from crutching perhaps) and maybe the efforts of Rebecca-Louise’s Xhit abdominals exercise video…. hmmm…I’m having visions of a rippling six-pack standing on one leg and a string…..

I do the physio exercises to Magic FM… what is it about music?… it is almost the only thing that can give an instantaneous intravenous drip of joy… Yay!!… Van Morrison’s Brown-Eyed Girl on the radio….

I can’t seem to stop my ankle from wanting to move. As soon as the boot is off… it’s off – trying to turn/ rotate etc. It seems to have a mind of it’s own…… I’m totally convinced that, if our brains don’t tell them otherwise, our bodies not only have amazing healing abilities, but are a bit like dogs… Gary, our neighbour, has a 3-legged dog who doesn’t seem to know it… dogs don’t look back and feel sorry for themselves if things have been bad… they automatically get on with it and make the best of things…. looking for the good stuff and sniffing out the everyday fun.

And talking of amazing… the creation of a new human is just that – (niece) Hannah and her husband have just produced a great nephew for us (see pic). I hope he will remember that he is born perfect and will always be that way.

Oh… and talking of perfect kids … I’m sending you this video …… you’ve probably seen it… but it’s just too brilliant if you haven’t… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErMWX–UJZ4

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 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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