My 8 1/2 week app at the doctor this morning concluded the following:
* I am all healed, scar is fine, calf test works fine, all good
* my confidence is rock bottom
So when the doctor said ok take the shoe and boot off and walk to me in your bare feet, I was like “Really? you sure?”. So I tried, but it hurt a bit and I was unsteady (bear in mind I was not using crutches or anything). So he decided I should go back in the boot and that the physio will take me out of the boot on Wed (in 2 days time). WHAT? WHY? If the foot is all good but my confidence is the only thing holding me back, than the confidence will not change by waiting it out in the boot.
It also turns out I still had one wedge in my boot because they FORGOT to tell me to take it out. He said the notes suggested I was already in neutral position, but in fact I still had a wedge there, so hmm ooops, he took my last wedge out and walking in the boot in neutral position felt so much more comfortable, I so wished I’d taken the wedge out myself without waiting for them to say to take it out. But you know what they say: always listen to the doctors. Grrr! I can take the boot off at night and do yoga and stretched without it on as much as I like/can handle. The doctor seemed eager to just pass me onto the physio and he said in two days’ time I’ll be out of the boot anyway.
I am trying to practice walking around the house barefoot without the boot and using the crutches. I figured that gently is better than suddenly doing the whole “walk to me without the crutches” stunt he suggested to try.
Looking forward to Wed & the physio’s advice.
Happy healing everyone!