Filed Under (WalkingBoot) by franticachilles on 25-03-2014

I had my second follow-up  with my OS. I am six weeks post op. The incision is healing well.

I got the best news yesterday! I am cleared to FWB with my boot on and hope to be out of the boot within the next five weeks.

Apparently, I could have been FWB after two weeks but the OS wrote the prescription incorrectly for the PT staff. RATS!

But today, I am standing free of my crutches and oh what a feeling.


I have new energy and a small smile on my face even though all around me is quite crazy!

Stay Strong!


normofthenorth on 26 March, 2014 at 1:15 am #

Enjoy it! FWB may be the best of all the ATR-rehab breakthroughs - up there with (1) realizing you haven’t thought about your leg for the last hour and (2) returning to full-bore sports.

frankd on 26 March, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

Wow - what great news and a great result!!! A result that is inspiring for all of us.

Isn’t it funny how we take so much for granted until we have an injury like this. Then, we get to do what we’ve almost always done (like walking), and it seems like a miracle.

Stay the course and good luck,

Janis on 30 March, 2014 at 10:33 am #

A big milestone. Crutches are such a P.I.T.A. … also in the shoulders and biceps. I think I lost more sleep from the shoulder pain from the crutches than post op pain.

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    • Name: franticachilles
      Location: Marlboro
      Injured during: Racquetball
      Which Leg: R
      Status: 2-Shoes

      470 wks Post-ATR
      467 wks  3 days
         Since start of treatment