Achilles Blog 42 – 11.8.14. Running off with Hurricane Bertha

Yay!! Needs must…. and when crossing the Uxbridge Road (dual carriageway), I suddenly discovered I could …run. Yes, run. Well not quite run… but certainly more run-ny than the attempt I made a few weeks ago…. when there was no run at all. When you run, you launch yourself (push-off)… on tip-toe. My heel is raising itself milimetre by milimetre…. it’s really slow..and really hard… but it’s going. I really love my leg for trying so hard. AND… I wore a sandal with a low heel and a rear strap (see pic). What does this mean? It means I should be able to wear shoes (without blister plasters) by the time the autumn comes… because my wonderful skin is working hard and, with massage recommended by Physio Helen, I am de-sensitising the scar tissue area (see pic) which previously refused to have anything touching it…

This weekend saw Jay & I meeting up with 2 old friends who made me the person I am today…… friend Heather (best giggler around) (plus her husband Kevin – a truly lovely and real gentleman) and Nick (ex-boss, and ace builder turned counsellor/buddhist teacher). Going to site with Nick made me realise that I liked buildings and since Heather was a surveyor, I asked her for advice…. I was Chartered about 4 years later. I blame them whole-heartedly for my astounding career success. Walking along Bankside with Jay, Heather and Kevin, it soon became clear that we were all of an age when getting stitched up was becoming a bit too much of a feature. Thankfully Hurricane Bertha showed up like a travelling Niagra Falls across the Thames and showed us that we were so well repaired that following a barefoot Jay as he led us across the Red Sea (OK, embankment floodwaters) is child’s play – and anyone on the wall is a sissy (see pic)….

jx

strappy sandalsscar 10.8.14Red Sea 3

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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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