PWB to FWB

I’m ~4 wks out from injury, non-op, & saw PT yesterday. It felt good to be able to start engaging my bad foot (left) back into my life. I can stand on my one booted leg while holding onto a counter for balance, & I am putting more wt on it while walking [...]

3 wks out. non-op. ok, this is getting old…

I’m starting to get rub burn from crawling around the carpeted floors tending to or playing with my kids, or crawling up & down the downstairs for stuff. I’m looking forward to graduating from crutches!
That being said, while I am on crutches & moving towards full WB during weeks 4-6, did anyone have problems [...]

Security blanket

I guess having my leg exposed was over-rated. I was pretty nervous & paranoid when I’d take off the boot for dressing & bathing - to the point that I couldn’t wait to get the boot back on for protection (kinda like a security blanket). I’m 3 weeks post injury (non-op route), & [...]

Calftrophy (calf-atrophy:) 2.5 wks post injury

Had my 2 wk ortho f/u appt today.  Cast came off  & I guess I was building things up in my head to reunite with my left leg.  I expected it to be grimy, laden in dry skin, & hairy.  It was anticlimactic to see a somewhat normal looking leg.  I was bummed about the [...]

Shower chair! 10 days post injury

I NEVER thought I would be so happy to get my hands on a shower chair! After 10 days of showering on an ‘all purpose Home Depot bucket,’ I was tired of doing 1 legged squats when getting up from such a low position. The chair upgrade really helped me be more comfortable & feel [...]

Sniper on the tennis court!

That’s what I thought was happening when I felt & heard a sound as if someone threw a ski ball at my posterior ankle. As I turned around to find my assailant, I was on the ground since I couldn’t bear weight on my left ankle. My mixed doubles teammates assured me that [...]