First steps!!

December 8, 2014

Well, I stuck 2 shoes on and wandered around the house gently for 30 minutes!! Crutches first in hand and then nearby. Wore running shoes and took it quietly. VERY SCARY!! But felt great ;-))))) No boot in bed tonight either. YAY ;-). Thank you for all the words of encouragement.

7 Responses to “First steps!!”

  1. normofthenorth Says:

    :-) Stay nervous!

  2. donna Says:

    Good for you! Big hug.

  3. herewegoagain Says:

    I am chuckling over your description of those first steps, I was the same. So slow for that first lap around the kitchen, creeping would have been an accurate description. I am sure you have sped up a little, take it easy though you are entering the real test of patience part of recovery!

  4. bradfordlassincanada Says:

    It doesn’t help that we had significant snowfall and there’s now heaps of snow everywhere!! I stuck with the airboot outside for a couple of days with a sandwich bag on my open sock! My aircast is open. Trying to get my snowboots on is tricky - my injured foot is bigger than the other one currently.

    Walking (inside) is getting better - no pronounced limp - the physio is going well. I make him smile as I am complete newbie - I quiz a lot too :-) Still seeing him lots.

    So positive thoughts all round - can’t believe it’s been 8 plus weeks.

    Roll on Xmas!

  5. normofthenorth Says:

    I was super lucky that my two ATR rehab winters set records here (TO) for lack of snow! In addition to the obvious risks of crutch-walking on snow or ice, coming inside with wet crutch tips is DEADLY! Nothing like putting all your weight on wet crutches on a clean shiny floor, and the tips take off in opposite directions! Definitely something to stay nervous about.

  6. gravity Says:

    As you can see from my blog, I was somewhat frustrated for the first days in two shoes as well, but it’s actually progressed quite quickly. Instead of wearing the shoes, I would try barefoot as well, for me it’s better…

    Been lucky here in Finland with the weather so far as well in the sense of no snow or ice, as it looks now I will get to 10 weeks before having to deal with any of that. They actually gave me spikes for the crutches I had for the first two weeks, just in case it would snow, not sure if they use those elsewhere (you can fold them up for inside use)…

  7. normofthenorth Says:

    I also had flip-up spikes, made for crutches and canes. My worst spill came indoors, just after I came in from a slushy walk from the car. Maybe the spikes would have kept my crutch tips dry — or maybe I would have noticed they were wet when I flipped up the spikes?

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