PEACE OUT, CRUTCHES!

So I just visited my doctor for the second time post surgery and she told me I could ditch the crutches and start walking with a boot if I am ready. I can stand with no problem but mentally taking that step is impossible for me right now. So in the mean time I’m walking with the use of crutches, just using partial weight until I build up some confidence to walk without crutches. Who knows how long that could be though…

3 Responses to “PEACE OUT, CRUTCHES!”

  1. Hi Mike, I know exactly where you are coming from, I am 6 weeks post op and up until Wednesday I was PWB with two crutches. I decided to take the plunge and do some 1 crutch walking at work, it was difficult and very scary but after 20 minutes I felt good. Today I decided to throw them in the corner at my parents place while we were there and go for it. So this evening, I am back to walking (in a very strange looking manner) around my own house for the first time in 7 weeks, it feels great. I say take your time and try it at a time that ‘feels right’ to you, that’s what worked for me. A big part of it for me was confidence as there is no pain involved, also, my physio threatened to steel my crutches. Good luck!

  2. Thats awesome to hear! I can put about 25%bw on it but im scared to push it any further. Just need to keep working on this mental barrier I’ve built in my head. Thanks for the advice, I’m deff not gonna rush this one.

  3. On Monday my doc said to slowly transition to FWB without the crutches and it was scary at first. Each day I went a little more but after a couple of days with no pain, I went for it and now I don’t need the crutches at all. Just use pain as your guide. It is scary but it is also freeing! Today was my first full day of doing what I want, when I want (around the house that is) and it is nice. The first day was scary though and so was the second. After that, progress and confidence came a lot faster than I expected. Just passing that on!

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