PWB at last

OK, so my dr. told me I could go to PWB tomorrow, but I decided I was ready to jump the gun and started tonight. I wanted to get in some practice before having to really use it tomorrow. I’m basically back at work in the office every day, though I am on slightly reduced hours to avoid rush hour crunch time, but it’s still 6 hours in the day. Good to get back in the swing of things. Even better to be able to put the boot down on the ground. Still trying to get the hang of it all. I did even up my right leg, but find it all very strange feeling. At times I want to just return to NWB, but I know that to get to the goal of 2 shoes I have to resist that urge and get through the strange feeling of moving heel to toe in the boot.

I was practicing in the apt but my husband thought it would be good if we went out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants. It’s just half a block away from our apt, but that walk felt like it was miles! I do have to say that although my foot started to swell during dinner, it was great to go out and feel normal. We had a wonderful dinner and then it was back to walking home again. By the time we got home, I felt completely exhausted!

First thing I did was remove the boot, elevate and ice it. Swelling wasn’t all that bad, but it just felt good to get it out of the boot. I find that nighttime is my favorite time since I can take my foot out of the boot so much so that I sometimes go to bed early just to be able to do that!  Anyway, here’s hoping I get the hang of PWB soon as I’m anxious to keep moving forward.

3 Responses to “PWB at last”

  1. Congrats! Swelling is the biggest distraction to progress. Mine has been going away pretty fast though. The freedom is a great feeling.

  2. Congrats! I can relate to that exhausted feeling. It wasn’t until I started riding the stationary bike that I started not feeling so tired. Keep up the good work!

  3. I know just how you feel - congrats!

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