Achilles Blog 43 – 14.8.14. Loom band therapy

I really thought that now I’m walking with a relatively normal gait that my tendon would not feature much in my thoughts… wrong of course. The CCTV footage at Howdens and Magnet Kitchens in Charlton will testify to the fact the while waiting the inordinately long time it takes to order a kitchen, my leg decided it was an opportunity for exercise and off came my sandals while I held on to the counter and half-unconsciously sort of ‘humped’ it (sorry… but I think that’s how it looked)… the guys (John and Dean) looked away politely until I explained my problem. After which Dean explained his OCD problem which means that he can’t bear damp tea-towels hanging off drawer handles or towel rails and just puts them straight in the wash. I placed my order and left with a free roll of gaffa tape and one of Dean’s own therapeutic loom band bracelets (see pic)….

I have a theory that loom bands have taken off for the same reason that cup-cake decorating took off. Men and boys (as well as women/girls) are doing both…and I think it’s because we like to use our hands and for the most part, many of us don’t (except to use a keyboard/play a video game)… We really need to ‘create’ I think… I certainly do…. in fact, I think humans are absolutely made to be creative – see these guys turning muck into brass (or at least something of value) ….

It’s quite clear from speaking to Gym manager Karen that she and others who have had achilles tendon injuries get tired of regular physio exercises – and put up with a half-functioning leg. I can’t do this. I don’t know how long either me or my leg will last… but I would really rather be dead on my feet if at all possible….


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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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