I had an appointment with my surgeon today (7 weeks, 5 days post op) and he told me to "Throw that boot in the river" and go full time in two shoes.
He did clarify that I should watch out for uneven ground, not do any jumping jacks, and that I can use the boot again if it gets to be too much (ewww - it’s going to be all squishy because of the river water).
He also told me to have my PT push me as hard as I could handle. My PT said that he is ready to start the strengthening phase of my treatment.
The different approaches to treatment really are amazing. I constantly read about people using heel lifts. No one has ever mentioned anything like that to me. I guess I bypassed that stage and went straight to ‘walk’.
I have been walking around my house barefooted with no problems for a week or so now, and I keep a shoe in my office at work and walk around there also. My leg feels weak, and I have to concentrate on using my foot correctly and to look straight ahead instead of at the floor.
I guess it really won’t be that big of stretch to start going everywhere in two shoes. But, it still seems kind of frightening.