Wednesday I was barely PWB in the boot. Friday, I decided to just see what I could do w/0 the crutches. Stood up and walked, slowly and small steps, to the kitchen. All went well, so I headed out the door to take a trip up and down the driveway. About 40 yards one way–made 2 round trips–was uneventful and very minimal discomfort.
Friday, decided I could make a trip to my favorite coffee shop. Got in the car, drove to coffee shop with laptop in backpack and had a good 2+ hours there and then back home. Wife was ecstatic when she got home (announced the Gravy Train was over) and we went out for dinner and I could walk in, sit where I wanted and not worry what I was gonna do with the crutches.
Saturday, had a good day and made sure not to over-do it. It feels so good to have the freedom that you gain once you do not have to be on the crutches.
Now, there is some swelling after being up a bit, but I am careful not to try to do too much and I elevate immediately after coming into the house. It takes about 2 hours for the swelling to go away. But the best thing is, I have no pain, about 90% range of motion in my foot/ankle and I have not been to PT yet.
Told my wife I was going Fishing Monday–She said no you are not–so maybe I will wait until I see the Doctor again in 3 weeks before I push that.
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