Achilles Blog 24 – 18.6.14. Chicken Soup for the sole

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

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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