sallycolella’s AchillesBlog

I am content - who knew?

August 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

I am a day shy of three weeks out from my surgery and a week plus a day from rupture.

My scar is healing well and I am (gently) pointing and flexing and my foot. It still shocks me to see my heel is connected to my calf. Left leg is looking more lively just a week free of the splint.

I have been trying to take it easy and eat well - plenty of protein and veggies.

I have landed in a place of contentment - what a shock. I thought it was the tri training and cross fit workouts that were keeping me sane. Turns out I was sane underneath all along - who knew?

By taking life one day at a time and focusing on what I can control I am discovering I am not nearly as restless and depressed as I feared.

Traveled to Portland, ME for work yesterday. LOVED butting to the front of the security line. HATED being in a wheel chair. I find people are either incredibly kind or they just do not see you. At times I was utterly invisible.

Travel and working is exhausting and I am relying on others to help carry the load. What a concept.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • kellygirl // Aug 29th 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Lol–what a revelation about the sanity. IKWYM–I found out that I’m pretty content too. You are in a good place right now. Hope that your healing continues to go well :)

  • Kiki // Aug 29th 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Great attitude, Sally! Yes, let others carry some of the load you didn’t realize you were carrying more than your share of. Exactly. Happy healing to you.

  • loumar747 // Aug 30th 2013 at 11:14 am

    I, too , was surprised to find that there is life outside of the exercise grid. In a strange way, the injury was a blessing as it forced me to discover things in life that I had been either ignoring or missing - like friends I hadn’t had time to see, activities I hadn’t tried (e.g. dragon boating) and staying home more thus getting to know my husband again!!LOL Sounds as though you have a great attitude and will navigate the ups and downs of recovery with ’sanity’.

  • spacemonkey // Aug 30th 2013 at 11:31 am

    Good effort, I like to hear about people getting on with it… being wheel chaired to the front of a queue really makes you appreciate your independence and admire those with permanent disabilities who ‘get on with it’. We are stronger than we think….
    Have a great weekend!!

  • normofthenorth // Aug 31st 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I love it all! :-)

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