4 weeks post op — PWB!

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 in Uncategorized by quepasa18

I saw my doctor today and he has now given me the go-ahead to start PWB. Yay! Although I must confess I started doing it a couple days ago. I just have to figure out how much weight I should be putting on it; I don’t think I’m putting enough on right now. But I’m just really excited to move to the next phase of this recovery. I can’t believe my surgery was a month ago already.

So here’s the schedule: I can walk with both crutches for a week. Then, I will switch to just one crutch for another week, and then can go to FWB in the boot. Can’t wait for that! Then at some point I’ll transition to 2 shoes. I assume that will be after my next followup appointment 4 weeks from now.

On Saturday I go on vacation, so the transition from two crutches to one will be while I’m there. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I think I might stay on two a little extra just because I think I’ll feel more secure walking around Seattle and Portland with both crutches, but I’ll see how I feel.

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  1. normofthenorth said,

    on August 4th, 2011 at 12:41 am

    For every ATR patient who’s “champing at the bit” to get to FWB (like you and me), there seems to be one who’s fearful and hesitant and can’t imagine doing it! Another way we’re different.

    Quite a few of us hated using one crutch. I borrowed a family cane for PWB, and I knew I was FWB when I couldn’t remember where I’d left it.;-)

    The less-bad way to use either one seems to be on the side OPPOSITE the boot or cast, BTW.

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