Achilles Blog 57 – 13.10.14. Slowly, slowly

It’s been raining outside. The summer has been lovely and long but I like my seasons and slowly, slowly the leaves are turning (see pics of local cherry tree under one of the council’s new… and much better…street lamps, plus lovely autumn sunset).
The re-growth of my wasted calf muscle is pains-takingly slow. Feels like it will never grow back. You can most obviously see the difference when my legs are resting on a sofa or bed. I need to be so patient and put the work in…do the physio… (though I’m not at all sure I’m doing everything correctly). Yay! I have inspired Karen the gym manager to resume work on her achilles tendon – she ruptured it 2 years ago and still can only raise the injured leg about 1cm. She is suffering hip problems as a result. When I prick my finger to do a home blood-test for diabetes… the ‘wound’ heals up almost instantly… my body automatically and immediately works towards getting better….it’s absolutely designed that way. Only I can get in the way of it being its best. Even my surgeon admitted that all he does is sew the ends together. I guess that achilles tendon recovery is slow for a reason…i don’t know what the reason is, but I can’t rush it. Slowly, slowly moving in exactly the right direction.

This weekend my fabulous mother put on a feast for a family gathering of around 25, in her 1 bed flat (!). This is feat I cannot match, and this lady is 87. While there, I talked to physical trainer and nephew Mark about my leg and discovered he is an expert in bio-mechanics… he is going to teach me to re-align my body correctly…and since it wasn’t well aligned before the injury I really am thinking that I could come out of this with a better body than I had before!!! Watch this beautiful time-lapse videoΒ … I’m picturing a time-lapse of my leg to the beautiful end result….to it being what it wants to be…stronger, stronger….on tip-toe… slowly, slowly… into a stunning balletic leap!
sunset south london autumn 2014autumn cherry 2014

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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