Filed Under (Uncategorized) by highflyer on 27-10-2009

I had my latest appointment at the hospital today (QA Portsmouth, UK) and decided that rather than get some unsuspecting  relative to drive me, it was time to make my own way via public transport. Walked the 1/4 mile to the bus-stop & the 1/2 mile at the other end to the hospital without incident in the trusty boot.

The Consultant examined the heel (Thomson test & general feel of the area) , declared all was progressing OK and the next appointment would be in 4 weeks. Furthermore, the boot could be officially retired and did I bring another shoe with me?!

20 minutes later I got the 2cm heel insert from the orthotics dept & I was on my way. Chickened out from walking out with 2 shoes & stuck with the boot until I got to my parents house, when I then took my first weak steps in a pair of shoes for 11 weeks!!!

The rest of the day has been spent sans boot and I will go to my Pub quiz tonight in trainers.

The ankle feels weak and steps are very small with a huge limp and pressure pain on the ball of the foot, but progress is progress and I cannot wait until PT begins next week, when the hard work begins (and hopefully the 12 pounds I have gained can start to come off).

Here’s a picture of Kaiser Soze for all you movie buffs.


Until next time…keeeeeeeeep dancing!


2ndtimer on 27 October, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

Congratulations! Maybe the dancing will have to wait just a bit though…

sam66 on 28 October, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

Congrats! Feesls good doesn’t it, even if you can’t walk properly at first - it’ll come.

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