4 Weeks Post Op

Had my 2nd doctors appointment yesterday and had my splint removed. Doctor put me in a boot with 1" wedges and is encouraging me to walk in it for an hour a day, but not for more than 10-20 minutes intervals. He recommended utilizing the crutches to gain confidence and adjust to the walking boot. I will be in the walking boot for two weeks and can take it off to sleep/shower. Slowly making progress. The next phase will come on Christmas Eve when they will transition me into a sneaker with a heel lift. Not sure of that next protocol if it will be PWB or FWB. I’m assuming PWB. PT will not commence until 10-12 week post op. The first day in the boot was a mental circus with several weird feelings in the boot; unbalanced, incision soreness, stretching of calf… . Any suggestions on how to slowly "walk" in this boot? Taking baby steps today from table to counter (6′ walk), but its challenging. I’m sure each day will progress where I wont need the crutches to assist with these interval walks per day. Hope all are recovering well in this recovery process.

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