Actually he put me back in the boot last week. I am glad to be able to shower with my foot in the shower. Oh the little things that we used take for granted. I am afraid of moving the time table too fast. He said they usually have people in a boot and “walking as tolerated” at 4 weeks. I am supposed to start walking as tolerated - I guess it’s his way of saying PWB - this week. Since I am a rerupture I am also a scaredy cat.
I have my first PT this week and am anxious about what they will do. I don’t understand how to strike a balance between pushing myself far enough and not rerupturing. I used to live in the state of Texas not the state of anxiety. I’d like to get back to my fearless self. Back to the person who rode motorcycles, jumped out of planes, scuba dived, etc… But now reaching for the stars means hoping to walk the dog.
I have two big dogs, one a well trained old guy golden retriever and the other a not so well trained great dane puppy. The puppy will start puppy class next week. My friend is going to go with me to dog class and actually do the training. After I am able to walk, when will it be safe to walk him myself? Any advice on how long to wait? Should I wait until the 6 month mark or wait a year? I don’t want him trip me and be a three timer in the OR. There aren’t any frequent flyer miles and no discounts. Is there some kind of a boot that may afford some extra protection but is not the lovely moon boot that we currently know and love.
I guess I am so bored with doing nothing that going for a walk seems like the greatest thing in the world! Thanks to everyone for being there.