Achilles Blog 48 – 3.9.14. Not giving up

Oh leg… Physio Piotr ( thinks we can loosen the scar tissue but at the moment it is impeding my movement such that although not limping, my body is twisted to the right and this is impacting my right knee and hip in particular. All I can see ahead for some time is maybe 2-3 hours a day of self-massage/physio/walking/gym/yoga/pilates. There is other stuff to be doing….showers to be fixed, hobs to replace, errant washing machines to sort, gardens to clear and flats to refurbish….. but I can do it… I can set aside this time. How many people with this injury can do this… can really find time to give it their best shot? I can.

Refurbishment seems amazingly easy with the marvellous (Bulgarian builder) Zlatko, who is currently replacing a kitchen, refurbishing a bathroom and WC and redecorating a flat with around 6 people in it at any one time. When I couldn’t drive and Zlatko was taking me to one of the flats, I asked him if he was going on holiday (expecting him to say that he would be heading perhaps for one of the lovely sandy beaches on the eastern Bulgarian coast). Oh yes he says… I’m going to South Shields….his strong accent made me think that perhaps this was a Bulgarian resort I hadn’t heard of…no, South Shields, Tyne & Wear he says… I went up there to pick up an industrial oven for Iva (wife and cake maker extraordinaire), and I saw this beautiful beach he says…. hmmm… the stunning (and almost deserted) Northumbrian coastline has to be one of Britain’s best kept secrets… from Brits at any rate.

Am I going to accept limitation? My leg may never be the same again but if it and the rest of my body is going to be anywhere near normal functioning, I am going to need a level of discipline hitherto unknown to me…and not give up like many others do. Maybe the determination of this beautiful young man will help… ..



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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