So today I got sick of looking at the dust and the washing up and decided to try and get sorted. I just got up and started walking without the sticks! I didn’t mean to do it but they were leaning in a corner and I needed something from the other side of the room. I went and got it!!! I then bimbled around some more whilst I tidied up and didn’t use the crutches.
After about 15 mins I had to sit down and rest because my ankle and calf were hurting - more achy actually but as I type they’re feeling ok.
I’m wondering just how risky FWB can be at this stage? I’m on week 12 ish and spent almost 9 weeks NWB. I’ve been PWB and doing PT exercises for 2 weeks to try and strengthen the calf and the achilles and my physio didn’t want me to FWB yet but I have an Aircast boot and it seems easier to walk with this and no crutches than it does to walk with crutches and no boot. When I don’t use the boot I have difficulty in rolling my foot from heel to toe and it hurts my knee. In the boot I can rock the foot properly and don’t have pain. I don’t see my physio for another week to ask and the NHS don’t do an advice line.
So far I’ve done exactly what I’ve been told to do but it seems such a slow recovery…. At 12 weeks I must be strong enough to FWB, I feel like I am so I’m going to try and mix it up and see how it goes…. so far, so good. Apart from having to wash up again!Filed under Uncategorized |