It is hard to believe but it really is one year ago today that I ruptured my achilles tendon whilst walking in a car park.
Things have changed dramatically since then, although I can walk I still cannot walk quickly or do a single heel raise on the bad leg. I have tried all the exercises for core strengthening as given by my physiotherapist, my cousin the nurse, and Jon on AchillesBlog. I have now accepted the fact that I don’t think things will improve much more. I have a lot of scar tissue and thickening but that is an age problem, not applicable to you young ones!!
The muscle in my leg is still hiding away somewhere where I cannot find it, but the main thing is I am able to walk, which is good news.
I don’t check out the blog as much as I did but without Dennis setting up this site, my off-line friends, Smish, Richard, Jon and Karen, the last year would have been very difficult.
For those of you who are just setting out on this long road to recovery I wish you well. Blogging was a mystery to me before this injury now I have found a new hobby and cannot put down my laptop at night. So instead of painting and decorating, gardening and badminton I now BLOG for Britain. So very special thanks to Dennis for all his help.
Good luck to you all.
By the way, Manchester City’s Valerie Bojinov and Aston Villas Curtis Davis both played at the City of Manchester Stadium a couple of weeks ago, Bojinov came on as a second half substitute but Curtis went off at half time. So, when the teams were announced I gave them both a particularly hearty welcome from one Achilles sufferer to the two of them.