The surgeon said

Weeks ago, the surgeon said I would be walking in the boot with a cane or crutch for balance after week 8, as my kids took us down to the Caribbean for a week’s charter to celebrate my 70th birthday. A week ago, it seemed unlikely. But he also said I would be walking in the boot with one crutch after  7 weeks and it was so, The cheap ($22) Drive forearm crutches make it easier. So I am feeling good about the trip and look forward to aquatics in the blue blue water.

Published in: on November 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

3 Comments

  1. On November 17, 2013 at 12:18 am normofthenorth Said:

    SB, you’ve got “he also said I would be walking in the boot with one crutch after weeks”, without a number before “weeks”. If there’s a lottery, I think my money’s probably on 5? +/-. . . ?

  2. On November 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm thelifechangingpop Said:

    Happy birthday. Have a paddle for me and continue healing. Jen

  3. On November 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm normofthenorth Said:

    SB, I really hated using kne crutch, after getting very good with 2. (Yes, I used it opposite the booted side.) I switched to a cane, but disliked that too. My good news is that it only took a couple of days til I started forgetting where I’d left the cane! :-)

    It’s funny how many positive breakthroughs in ATR Rehab are associated with FORGETTING!?! Maybe that’s why we older ATR patients often seem to do as well as the young sprouts. Long after the joy of realizing you’ve forgotten where the cane (or crutch) is, there’s the ultimate joy of realizing you’ve forgotten (for a little while) that you’re an ATR patient!