Category Archives: Optimism

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 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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Achilles Blog 49 – 9.9.14. A long, running jump

Woke up this morning to the most beautiful California blue sky (see pic) ….but in York!!!! We are having a long weekend here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, walk the city walls and to see the amazing artefacts (pic – … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 40 – 5 Aug 2014. Carefully tip-toeing down the neural path

It is not an achievement to stand on tip-toe, until you realise what it takes to do it. The ball of your foot holds your entire weight! I’m nowhere near there yet… but day by day I can see slow … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 14 – 1.6.14. Goodbye ‘Limbo’ leg-bag

OK men… look away now. Reaching an upstairs loo with boot/on crutches is a test of middle-aged pelvic floor muscles…..mine will be starting a specific exercise regime…and for those interested, I can let you know how I get on. The … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 3 – 10.5.14. The Crutch Community

Oh my goodness… lolloping along the pavement on crutches… means u look at the pavement a lot… and u also notice all the stuff that people leave in their front gardens for people to ‘take away’. Somehow I am slowly … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 1 – 3.5.14. On the plus side….

Hi yall just to let u know how my achilles tendon is doin… Had op on 22nd Apr after having dilly-dallied over whether to have it or not… but i think I made right decision as they found a complete … Continue reading

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