Category Archives: Achilles Tendon Recovery

Achilles Blog 63 – 25.11.14 Ain’t we got it made?

I have a way to go before I fully trust my leg on the slippery, wet leaves covering all our pavements right now. Now I understand the hesitance of the elderly…it’s a sad and scary thing to lose faith in … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 62 – 15.11.14. Motion is….healing Lotion

I don’t stand on the golf ball any more (https://aintwegotitmade.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/achilles-blog-53-22-9-14-my-kind-of-golf/)… instead I stand on one leg while putting my make-up on (good thing no mascara involved). This should help proprioception (see blog 46 – https://aintwegotitmade.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/achilles-blog-46-27-august-2014/). The pull on my heel … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 61 – 7.11.14. A nice warm feeling inside

Leg is not happy…there is an intermittent ‘pulling’ pain to the heel…and right hip not happy either…. so I decided to see if a soak in the bath would appease them. Especially as a November frostiness has finally arrived. I … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 60 – 1.11.14. Good enough I guess…

90-plus percent! said (consultant) Mr. Kumar – 6 months after surgery you are 90+% recovered….you may do some brisk walking for a few weeks and if there are no ill effects, you may graduate to light jogging….. He knew I … Continue reading

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Achilles blog 59 – 24.10.14. Looking after spaceship earth

It’s a stormy day and I’m doing (physio) Piotr’s massage lying on the bed. The clouds were racing by… but I do that thing that happens when you’re sitting in a stationary train but the one right next to yours … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 58 – 18.10.14. ‘Would you like some PVC with that, m’am?’

Look away ye squeamish among you… I loved biology at school but had to give it up as I refused to dissect an eyeball… however, yesterday morning I was wielding a sharp, large-bladed knife and hacking chicken thighs into tiny … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 55 – 30.9.14. All the good things about Noah – and strangers

My fame preceded me when the new term started a few weeks ago at St. W’s primary school… a young girl I didn’t recognise ran up to me as I sat in the special reading room in the junior school … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 54 – 26.9.14. Much Ado about next-to-nothing

I love walking out the door with next-to-nothing. About half a dozen times in the last 2 years I’ve walked the half hour it takes to walk the 2 miles to the gym. I especially like cool, clear mornings…..I put … Continue reading

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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!) … Continue reading

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