Dumped The Crutches

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.

3 Responses to “Dumped The Crutches”

  1. My wife wouldn’t let me go to the Broncos pre-season game the evening after I ruptured - they can be kinda controlling, eh? :)

  2. Congrats! I know this milestone is HUGE freedom. Live it up! :)

  3. You’re post just made my day…I am going back to my surgeon on Wednesday, and if all looks well I will get to PWB to whatever I can tolerate. It is so great to hear success stories.

    Deanne (AKA DREAMS)

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