Today is 10 weeks post OP, making good progress. Ok, so the cubs have been eliminated, but I’m close to officially ditching the crutches. I have been going to PT for about 4 weeks - good stuff! A week ago, I started walking in a pool to work on range of motion, leg strength and getting my confidence back. I started in deeper water (chest deep), and then moved to waste deep. This past week, I’ve been wearing two shoes - and walking on crutches, and then walking on one crutch, and now I can walk without crutches. I’m slow, and still use a crutch most of the time for speed, but it’s great to be making progress towards ditching the crutches completely.
Also, we had a family trip planned to Disney world, and we took the kids down last weekend. Let me tell you, Disney is perhaps the most handicap accessible place on the planet. I rented an electric cart vehicle (ECV) for $45 a day, which made it a breeze to get around the parks. Disney also issued me a special access card (had a Dr’s note requesting handicap privileges), which allowed for me and the family to avoid the lines for all the rides and attractions - which was incredibly convenient and a huge time saver.
I have a checkup with Dr. C this coming Thursday, should have good progress to report. Cheers.