….is not as bad as I thought it would be.
Crutches became much easier when I learned how to use my arms and wrists instead of my armpits. Its a good workout and challenge. I know I have to find something that will keep my body in shape since I can’t walk. Of course I took walking for granted. Not only the convenience of getting around, but the physical benifits. If I maintained the same diet and sat around, I would loose a lot of muscle and gain plenty of fat.
Another great piece of hardware is the leg caddy thing. I don’t even know what it is called. The 4-wheeled scooter that I kneel on. What a great invention for getting around the house or anywhere! I did some yard work the other day thanks to that thing! I highly recommend one. They don’t help much with stairs, but crutches are great for that. If you didn’t get one - ask your surgeon to prescribe one and your insurance might pick up the rental. I got one for $90 a month.
Cast on tomorrow - 4 more weeks of crutches and scooter. Not too bad.
I am 31 years old, male, 185 lbs. I played intermediate level soccer in high-school. Since then, I spent most of my time getting out of shape, a little overweight and started a carrer in sales. I have found motivation in the last several years to occasionally go on a workout binge on a quest to “get back in shape.” My latest run at it has been my most successful attempt. The motivation I found was from my upcoming wedding and the honeymoon to follow in Maui. I planned out far enough in advance and did some heavy training. I made some pretty good progress in my goal to reduce my body fat %. We had a wonderful wedding on January 9th this year and an even better honeymoon in Maui. A couple weeks ago I decided to join an indoor soccer co-ed team after not playing the sport for over 10 years. Last Saturday ago (2/27/10) evening, 40 minutes into the game, I fully ruptured my achilles. I intend to fully recover from this injury as quickly as possible.