Category Archives: Volunteering

Achilles Blog 72 – 25.3.15. Now where was I?… ah yes, the Gym…

Well, it’s nearly a year since the accident. I can do pretty much everything I did before…but I’m on notice that my leg and other bits of my body need my continuing attention….. My leg in plaster got me into … 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 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 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 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 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 36 – 20.7.14. DO NOT LIMP!

What a difference a physio makes… Physio Fiona is sick… so Physio Helen took charge. Helen say DO NOT LIMP!! Waaa?……it seems my limp is muscle memory… the wrong way!!! I can walk without a limp if I choose to; … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 35 – 16.7.14. Fun at St. W’s Primary

Walked over to St. W’s this morning and felt that my limp was probably only just noticeable… the staff on reception inspected my scar with interest and were impressed I was out of the boot. Today, no reading – it’s … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 20 – 12.6.14. Lovely St. W’s primary

Love the kids at St. W’s Primary!! I give my time every week to help the year 2s read… and in return they give me…. their genuine sympathy for my gammy leg – which means (un-asked) they hold doors open … Continue reading

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