I got the Boot about 3 weeks ago now… and until about 2 weeks ago, I woke up in the morning, threw the duvet aside, put my good foot on the ground and propped the knee of my injured leg on the bed while I reached for the sticks, (and subsequently, for the Boot), in order to visit the loo. The gift of walking, unaided, on 2 legs, is definitely back – and one-leggedness almost forgotten…..but I hope I don’t forget. I’m using the earthing sheet again and over-night there seems to be a huge improvement in what my leg can do…. This is the nearest to normal I’ve felt since the accident happened.
I should feel great. The surgeon brought the 2 ends of the tendon back together, and my body is absolutely getting on with steady repair. But England are out, and I feel a bit empty…. How to cheer myself up? …. maybe I should grab a plastic cup and have a go at this…..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8 (click or cut and paste).
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...