Achilles Blog 26 – 24.6.14. Marvellous Foot!!

The car is going to Glyndebourne… it has to look good. It hasn’t been cleaned since I bought it in January and I cannot drive it to the car-wash… what to do?…. I can clean it myself, in the drive. But it’s not in the drive. Marvellous foot!!!!! Marvellous foot wanted to have a go… and we reversed our way into the drive… with no pain or adverse consequences whatsoever… tho’ I didn’t push it… well I did… but I’m not trying again until the doc says so. Clutching instead of crutching…yay!!
And during exercises today… I crouched, albeit briefly… no pain. The ankle area is still a little swollen and there is some loss of sensation coupled with areas of over-sensitivity (see pic)…. I get the odd mild twinge.. which I put down to growing (stretching) pains – but it’s feelin good. Hopefully I can fully dispense with the Boot before we go away on holiday at the end of this week. Still have to climb stairs one at a time, holding on, but it feels like that will change soon.


I have access to really great healthcare, when so many don’t…. me and my leg will get a second chance.Β  I really want my body to stay healthy for as long as possible…. it deserves the best I can give it,Β  just for serving me so well all these years. And if it does give up at some point… I hope I have lovely friends like this paraplegic surfer:


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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, 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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