Boating and booting

During my ninth week of recovery I was able to walk in the boot with just a little help from one forearm crutch. Good thing, as my family traveled from Maine to The Virgin Islands and spent a week on a catamaran. There was a huge variation in my treatment in the airports. When the reservations were made, we ordered wheelchairs, but they were not forthcoming at Boston-Logan or St. Thomas. Miami was great. St. Thomas TSA made me stand on crutches for 20 minutes before a long screening. During the week at sea I wore the boot on the boat all the time except at night, but was able to paddle around in the water without it. The warm Caribbean felt great, but I learned how weak I had become during ATR period. By the end of the week I could walk in the boot with no support. Liberation. On Friday I see the surgeon and perhaps the boot will come off.

Published in: on December 1, 2013 at 11:17 am


  1. On December 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm Jen Deverson Said:

    Yay for being crutch free, hope surgeon gives you the two shoe pass on friday. Gentle healing. Jen

  2. On December 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm Hopalong Said:

    Hi Sacrebleu
    I second your airport story, at 10 days post ATR I got left in a bus waiting area by the “kind” staff at CDG Paris, 500 m short of the lounge! In the end I got up and walked as the good book says. Well hobbled away on crutches!
    Sounds like the Caribbean air worked! A good rum punch always helps with stability i find! Lots of milestones coming up in quick succession!
    Best of luck