Dear, dear body. I never listened to you much before, but now I’m all ears… The DV Boot has removable wedges in the heel so that the foot can be progressively lowered once the tendon is strong enough… and Physio Fiona has removed my first wedge!! So confident was I, that I started hobbling barefoot at home and only using the boot outdoors – but… body – she say NO!! Little twinges are telling me that I can only do PWB (part weight-bearing) just now, and I have to be patient. It’s probably standing up to cook that’s doing it. Yesterday I made ‘Morrocan’ minced lamb with cous cous that somehow turned out yummy.
My favourite dishes are the the recipes I got from friends/family and are quick and easy to do and that I adapt depending on what I’ve got. At school I was the girl who got ‘A’ for everything except cookery (at least we did cookery then…). I never really learnt to cook but I pinch recipes from friend A and sister-in-law F and somehow… somehow I have absorbed cooking from Jay’s mum B. She cooks great English food … I can’t do what she does, but I sort of try. I can do leeks in a bechamel sauce for example….hmmm… the list of what I can do is not extensive… but usually edible. Neighbour Mike, whose son has tendon problems in his feet has suggested a diet of chicken and fresh chicken stock – this is the stuff for tendons he says… so easy chicken recipes welcome….
I count myself extraordinarily lucky that I have such a great husband. He is sooo encouraging about my cooking, even when we both know it isn’t great … and he just eats whatever I cook …. and eats the mis-matched leftovers and weirdly constructed tortillas/frittatas. Every woman should have one of these. Since the accident he has patiently waited on me; come when I’ve shouted down the corridor, and brought things up the stairs when I couldn’t. Some people don’t ever have the luxury of being waited on…. but see this waiter… waiting on the homeless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voc8N0dElkY