Theres no stopping me now

Everything is about attitude. Everything.

Ten years six months ago I ruptured my right achilles tendon; two days ago I ruptured my left – it aint fun and this one is going to be obscenely expensive. So far the bill has come to around $500. I have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist tomorrow – another $150 and two days hence with a sports physio – another $150 …and if they recommend an MRI (which is almost certain) somewhere between $1500 and $3500 more. Then, maybe surgery – which the other needed, although this one isn’t as bad (at least I can still move my foot) that’ll add another… wait for it…. $…. wait for it…. somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000. Then, if American physicians/surgeons follow the excellent example of their Australian colleagues, I would need a further six months on crutches and six months physio – I’m not even imagining that cost, because – guess what? It ain’t happening.
Total oulay in Australia $0 , total outlay in the US (conservative estimate) $60,000. No chance mate!

The irony is not lost on me . CAPTION CONTEST - Simon's achilles heel is ......

I’m still happy enough and if I have to be a gimpy bloke – so be it. I’m not going to die. God help those in the US who are given that choice ie no choice. Watch Sicko – I’m living it!

Anyhow, this is just another bump in the road, plenty of great things have recently happened.. I feel good in myself, so things could be a LOT worse.

I’m thinking of renaming the blog ” Big ticker with dodgy pins” Whatdya reckon?

About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again. Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.
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