I dropped the crutches and took a few steps today - big deal for me since I’ve been a complete wimp about trying it. My Vaco boot is still at 5 degrees, so I need the big sole to get a "roll and bend" and the knee. It’s also MUCH higher than my good foot - so I get the hip hitch thing going:
Compared to all you young athletes, I’m having to put LOTS of concentration into each step, and my calf hurts afterward. The PT promised me that I wouldn’t hurt it in the boot with all my weight… I’m thinking about buying the lift kit for the other foot - but expect to be in the lower sole soon - not sure if I want to spend the $$? Any input?
I picked the crutches up after about 4 x10′ walks - as it’s making me nervous to do so much in one day. How much should I do? I’d love some advice! Wish my doc was available - but I actually learn more here :). Massage is really loosening up the ankle - but I still have a very limited range of motion. My doc told me that both ends of my tendon were like mop strings and he had to cut off a lot to find good solid tissue. This is making me heal tight. Anyway - I’m so excited and had to post right away. No one here would "get it" - except my kids who cheered - since they know I’m one step closer to the cooking and cleaning again. ;) You young guys are INSPIRING me (and I hate to get outdone as well!) Can’t wait to go to PT tomorrow (now 3x per week) and show them some progress! I’m so happy! Blessings, Kim
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