Category Archives: Exercise/Walking/Physiotherapy

Achilles Blog 73 – 2016 Event Horizon

Folks…I haven’t posted ‘cos my leg is fixed (no it isn’t) and I didn’t think I had anything else to say….on Achilles tendons at least. My leg has yet to recover full muscle size and ankle flexibility…and I’m working on … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 71 – 4.2.15. Walking back to happiness

Although the temperature is dropping significantly, the sun is beaming at me and nothing can stop the expectation that comes with knowing that the shortest day passed over a month ago and therefore…therefore….we are on the up again!!! Yay! … … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 70 – 26.1.15. Oi! Show us yur muscles!

Sometimes I think I know better than the experts. I mean, it’s my body after all and I know my body better than they do. So I didn’t really like it when (hospital physio) Helen said –  get some off-the-peg … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 69 – 19.1.15. Hair trade

Gosh…getting into the habit of walking is going to take some serious brain re-training…..some serious slowing down, daily transport planning and generally more…….pacing. Do I have to? I hear myself in whining 8-year old mode. Yes. Because Mummy says so. … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 67 – 1.1.15. That was a good year, that was.

On 31st Dec 1969, I remember thinking that it was pretty awesome that we were moving into a whole new decade… and then that got me thinking about the year 2000….when it would surely be like 2001 A Space Odyssey… … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 65 – 14.12.14 Walking Home for Christmas

On a beautiful evening walking from Lewisham station to home, (husband) Jay finally said the words I was longing to hear……you’re not veering into me, J!……you’re walking straight!!….yay! We were returning from an afternoon touring the backstage areas of the … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 64 -…and breathe…. 6.12.14

Nothing but nothing will stick fabric to a bare concrete wall….at least not for more than a few hours. Leg and I have been shinning up 3m (10ft) ladders re-sticking backdrop with ineffective gaffer tape and praying. And leg has … 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 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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