Week 5 - This boot was made for walking

This boot was made for walking…. 20/04/2013

Two plus weeks into wearing the boot. What a relief to be able to put my foot to the floor and not have all my weight on those crutches.  Initially on putting my foot down there was strange firework type pains which lasted a few minutes every time I [...]

Day 20 - Cast off weird leg

Day 20 Cast off weird leg 05/05/2013

Returned to fracture clinic for the first time since the equinous plaster had been on. Had to admit I was both anxious and excited. It was standing room only, seemingly full of people who had slipped on the ice or fallen over in the heaviest snow we had had [...]

Day 7 Olympic Bathing

Day 7 Olympic Bathing 23/03/13

Several cards and vases of flowers adorn my mantle piece, I also get visitors and phone calls. I vow in future to keep in touch with poorly friends and work colleagues  much more than before because it makes you feel special.
I have perfected getting in and out of the bath. I [...]

Day 5 - I am a fraud

21/03/2013
Having studied the internet for the accounts of other ruptured achilles sufferers, it appears that I am a fraud. Everyone else ruptured theirs whilst playing sport, predominantly basketball and football, one or two dancers and netballers. Mine went whilst walking up the stairs. Now anyone that knows me is aware that I am partial to [...]

Day 3. Flask coffee and big pockets 18/03/13

Day 3. Flask coffee and big pockets 18/03/13

Well Monday arrives, husband and teenage son go off to work and school respectively. I settle down on the settee for the day. I realised yesterday that :-
1. I can not carry a cup of tea
2. We should have had a downstairs loo when we did the extension
3. [...]