Vacation Report

Posted on August 8th, 2011 in Uncategorized by quepasa18

I am currently on vacation on the west coast (USA) and by and large it hasn’t been too bad. I am still on crutches so mobility has been somewhat difficult at times. First, I discovered that escalators are scary, scary things! I came upon one and just froze because I didn’t know strategically how to get on it. I figured it out quickly enough but I’m avoiding them from now on.

Of course, my boot set off the metal detector going through security so I had to have the full body patdown. While they did that, they sent my crutches, shoe, and boot through the detector. Everyone was nice so it wasn’t too bad. We got early boardIng on the plane so that was smooth.

I am still PWB but I’ve found I can go without the crutches for short stretches, which is nice, such as around the hotel room. But I do use the crutches when I’m out and about because I get tired quickly and don’t want to do too much too fast. I’ve also found that I have to think a lot about things like getting in and out of the shower in a different bathroom than I’m used to.

So, so far so good. It’s been good for me to do more than just sit at home. I’ve gained a lot of confidence in the last few days. I’m scheduled to go to FWB in about a week and I know now that I’ll be ready for it.

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  1. rugbyjo said,

    on August 8th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Great update…I’ve got Mexico mid-october and hoping by then I will be bootless…it will be almost 3 months since surgery. Hope you are enjoying your trip and keep us updated on other challenges…who knew an escalator but then again getting on off could be hard.

  2. Gunsel said,

    on August 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Hey anne i can totally relate with u, im on pwb aswell, i get rid of my crutch in 3 days . Im so curious as to how long itll take for me to start physical therapy n then get rid of the boot bcuz i move into my college dorm as a freshman in 2 weeks. Its scares me , not being able to adapt because of my leg but im also terrified of rerepture because i never got surgry. Im lookin forward to hearin more from u . Hope for the best

  3. JerryL said,

    on August 9th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I have a pair of these mobilegs crutches which they started issuing at a local orthopedic center in town. They made my vacation to Mexico much easier. The wider foot was great on the beach. Not to mention, all the other benefits over the crap they had me on for a week coming out of urgent care.

  4. unclebuck23 said,

    on August 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Hello everyone! Today I am six weeks post-op already! Unbelievable how fast time flies now! The first two weeks post-op went so slowwwww. I am currently in Antigua enjoying a 10 day vacation! It is much needed, especially for my wife! I am able to do everything basically…the ocean water feels so amazing on the healing AT! I am still NWB, but I do walk a bit in the water, chest deep. I am taking it very easy and slow. I have access to a wheelchair, but have been using the crutches mostly. Not fun, but I am used to it by now. Well, happy healing everybody! NO PROBLEM MON! By the way Antigua is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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