Stairway to Heaven

I visited my surgeon after three weeks in the highly inclined boot. Apparently everything looks great, so he lowered the inclination in the boot from a 3 to a 2. Next week I can lower it to a 1, and the week after I can lower it to a 0. After three weeks at 0, I can get rid of it!

I am pleased to report that I can go up and down stairways without crutches and without sweating bullets. I can walk about two blocks in my boot before I’m exhausted. I can drink seven Manhattans before I black out.

I rented a FlexLeg after reading some of the comments on my last post. Unfortunately, it did not agree with me… it was easier to walk with the boot than the FlexLeg. I returned it after 5 days and got my money back (minus the $35 for shipping) no problem.

5 Responses to “Stairway to Heaven”

  1. Sounds good! Install the ATR Timeline Widget (Main Page) if you can, to answer our FAQs.

  2. Ok I’ve got it all configured now, thanks norm.

  3. Funny!!! When I was in “protective custody” there was a take “Anne” out once a week chore assigned to someone in my family. I think I had 2 martinis with lunch once and I couldn’t crutch out of the restaurant. I started sweating profusely and went into a mental fog.

    I sweated so much using my crutches when I was in the cast that stopped using the crutches and started walking on my cast so I didn’t deplete all my electrolytes just getting to the bathroom.

    Congrats on your success! Take care.

  4. We’ve also had a few folks here with alcohol-enhanced injuries and reruptures, so Be Careful!

  5. Flex-leg…funny. An old friend of mine sent me a video of him walking on something similar - a knockoff he had made on his own. I was floored by it, didn’t realize something like that already existed in the world. Oh well, I was already in two shoes by then, but I’d have given it a go, had I known about it. I was one who *really* hated my crutches with a passion, though. Kudos on the Manhattan tolerance!

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