Achilles Blog 53 – 22.9.14. My kind of golf

Brushing my teeth has become very painful indeed. This is because I do it standing on a golf ball. On physio Piotr’s advice, I have now graduated from massage with the yellow spikey ball (it is not painful enough now!) to ‘massage’ with said golf ball…..apparently, I can stop doing this kind of thing when it isn’t painful to do it!  Piotr says this is about improving proprioception and stretching the connective tissue from the other side of the rupture/wound. This, and the regular tendon massage is working, I think. Being of a scientific bent I like to measure things and so I did a stretch (kneebend) with my left (healing) leg on 14th August and marked it’s furthest position (away from the wall) on a piece of paper (my kneebend/achilles stretch chart). I also marked how far my right leg would stretch, so I knew what I was aiming for/had something to compare it with. And I did the same stretch again on 19th Sept. My lovely determined leg really is getting somewhere…..(see pics)

Yay!!…cat owners…. I know things are improving because at 2.30 am last night I was able to test my lightning reaction and steadiness of foot (whilst not fully awake) when I leapt out of bed on hearing (cat) Troy retching….an old newspaper was found and slipped under him in the nick of time….

Confession. I have gained weight. Since the abandonment of the crutches around the middle of June I have put on about 3kg (6lbs)… so whilst tendon physio is my priority, cardio at the gym is as back on the cards as it can be, given I’ve been told not to run. But I sincerely hope that one day I’ll still be running like this gal…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721ruh2tDqk.

jx

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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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