Tuesday, 13 August 2013

        
                Hi there my friends, I'm sorry Iv not posted for a long time but we have being going through such a sad difficult time that my head has not felt like blogging or doing much at all if I am honest. All is well with hubby and myself  but we are having such a hard time with our daughter it really has been breaking our hearts. Any way enough said I'm back not feeling happy but I'm back and going to try to get back into my blog and visiting yours I have missed you all and now have a lot of catching up to do.
      At the moment I cannot get out and about because of my leg, as you can see from my photos below its not good. We had nipped out to have lunch 2 weeks gone Sunday, we where just walking back to the car about 10 meters away from it when I felt like I had been kicked in the back of my leg around the calf and ankle. After hobbling to the car and getting so far home hubby decided he was taking me to the hospital. After quite a long wait I saw the Doc who said that it is my Achilles tendon that I have hurt, he sent me to have a pot put on and see the consultant in 2 days time Tuesday in fracture clinic. The consultant said that he doesn't know what damage I have done until I have a scan which I have on Thursday this week. He took the pot off and gave me this boot to wear which works the same as a pot does. So there we have it 2 weeks and 2 days up to now with this leg out of action then after my scan it will be another 2 weeks at least before I see the consultant again, all august gone with me out of action ,just great. It could be worse I suppose I am not grumbling because I have my health apart from this, it is just so awkward to get about with it on, but at least I can take it off to get showered. I sat and looked at it when the nurse put it on and commented what an ugly looking thing it is and that I would have to do something about that. Out came the box of ribbons and sparkley bits when I got home and the result is quite pretty don't you think? the little bit at the top of the boot is where I have to blow it up inside to give extra support.
 
                                         A very ugly boot, don't you think it looks like part of Frankenstein's leg?
                                          Much better now !!
       So there we are that is me fed up because I had started going out for good walks again most days to help with my weight loss which I am pleased to say is going in the right direction. Since the new year I have lost 2 stone 6lbs,last week I lost 8lbs and this week 2 and half so not getting about because of my leg has not put weight on. I have now got out of the back of the wardrobe some of my clothes that I could not fit into and looking forward to the ones that are further back which are another size smaller, so I do have something to smile about it is not all doom and gloom. I would like to loose another stone and a half then I will be happy with my weight and out of the over weight bracket that is always getting talked about. We do worry about how we look don't we but I think it is about health as well as looks and I am starting to feel a hell of a lot healthier now the weight is coming off, not out of breath going up stairs and up hills is a big difference. I'm still not eating meat which I'm sure is a big part of feeling better in myself my diet has changed a lot and I experiment with food a lot more now than I used to, my skin is looking better and fresher some how, I don't sleep much but that is because of worry but I don't get tired as much as I did before so all in all I'm doing ok.
       Now I'm going to go make myself a cuppa and then sit with leg up on settee and wander through your blogs. I'm sorry I haven't visited for a long time but I will now, Iv missed you all.
Lots of love to you all Jill XX

25 comments:

  1. glad you are feeling better with your new way of eating. I hope the family problems all come right, we do worry about our children dont we, how ever old they get xx

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    1. Yes Kath you are right you worry about them from the minute they are born.xx

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  2. Jill I wondered where you had got to. You never stop worrying about children do you, no matter what age they are. Hope your leg gets better soon. Well done on the weight loss, its brilliant! I am down to my target now having lost 1 stone.Its amazing how much better you feel for losing it isnt it? Take care, Jill, Love Anne

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    1. Well done Anne getting to your goal you must be so pleased and happy with yourself. I have a way to go yet but I'v done it before and know just how it feels, it feels wonderful. xx

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  3. So sorry Jilly, both about your worrying time with your daughter and about your tendon. I do hope that next year at this time you will look back on it and realise that you have weathered the storm and everything is looking better again. Meanwhile, I am thinking about you.

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    1. Thank you Pat for your kind words.xx

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  4. Jilly... the only way is UP!!

    Leanne xx

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    1. You are right Leanne,one thing I know for sure I can not go any further down.xx

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  5. Oh pooh....these times are trying! I love your decorated boot.
    I encourage you to make up a really good story to tell about your injury....hmm...dont say " I was just walking to the car" .....lets go for ...." I was table top dancing in my sequins and very high heels......."
    Mothers and daughters are a emotional powder keg....I have a mother and I have a daughter....it's difficult some times, but love is always the answer, even if love is rejected at times. :-)

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  6. Ha ha Susan I like your thinking ,let me start again." Whilst lap dancing in my very high heels and very skimpy skirt" !!!Just hope hubby don't read that bit lol. You made me smile which is a rare thing these days, thank you.

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    1. Sorry hadn't finished then when I pressed publish, thank you Susan love Jill xx

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  7. I was thinking of you just yesterday and then this popped into my feed. I'm sorry you're having a tough time with your daughter and hope it will right itself soon. As for your leg, what a pain - in so many ways! But you are doing amazingly to have kept up your brilliant weight loss in spite of the enforced inactivity. I hope that life is soon looking as cheery as your boot and that you very soon have lots to smile about.
    x
    PS Your grandsons have really grown! Lovely photo!

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    1. Thank you Alix for your kind comment, the boys are growing up far to fast its quite scary.xx

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  8. So sorry to hear about the problems with your daughter and your leg ... what a tough time for you. I do hope things get better for you very soon. M x

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  9. Sorry to hear you're still feeling down about your leg, but you have brightened up the ugly boot! Hope things turn around for your daughter, too. It's past midnight here and I can't sleep...taking Lorne to hospital in the early morning - we have to be there at 5:45 am for his surgery on his liver. Will keep you up to date. Take care & am sending hugs to all! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Hope everything goes well for Lorne I will be thinking of you both.xxx

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  10. You know my thoughts on Maria Jill, it really annoys me to see the dreadful way she treats you, my God one day she will regret it all and will have to live with herself. Will get over for a cuppa soon xxxxx

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  11. Hi Jill, great news on the health front !! I hope your leg will heal soon. Great to lose so much weight. It feels so light, doesn't it ? My family and I are on the 5:2 diet by dr. Michael Mosley and I am watching the use of Sugar too. I have lost 6 kg.
    I Hope your daughter and you will get together again.
    Have a magical day.

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  12. I'm so sorry this has been such a difficult time for you my dear Jill! I do love how you dressed up your boot though! I imagine getting about is a real pain in the neck but hopefully you will heal up soon. Great news on the health front!
    Sending you lots and lots of hugs today...

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  13. Your boot is very snazzy now! Congrats on the weight loss - that's no small feat!

    I'm sorry to hear about the stress with your daughter. It took quite a long time for my father and I to find our groove - I'm nearly 40 and we've finally been able to find a way to get along. Wishing you much peace and healing!

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  14. Your life is a mirror image of mine just now! I've also been very worried about my daughter, because of her ex partner, its been like a roller coaster of emotions and we're still in among it but its getting better and I feel she's slowly coming back from the brink. Also, I tore my hamstring muscle a couple of weeks ago while playing badminton with my friends (we're all ladies of a certain age so we were not exactly being athletic lol). I too was fed up as I had been losing a bit of weight from getting lots of walking done! However its all getting better again as will yours so - this too shall pass as they say!! Best wishes and good luck. x

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  15. Hi Jilly,
    I hope you're feeling a bit better and the foot isn't acting up ?

    I have something on my blog for you.

    Have a magical day.

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