Beyond thrilled! I have been given the OK to start walking and physical therapy!! I thought for sure he was gonna have me do PWB for a couple weeks and then move into FWB(given my docs usual leisurely pace) but he told me to ditch the crutches whenever I was ready!

I thought for sure I’d start walking no problem, but there’s this mental block I’ve created, and my nerves are getting the best of me! Its frightening to just start walking again after being off my ankle for so long, needless to say I’m going slow. It feels so weird! I’m a little off balance too…I feel like Bambi with my shaky leg. I’m so excited to start PT though, just another step closer to wearing two shoes. :-) the incision is healing nicely too, it’s crazy how quickly the scabs smoothed out. Overall, today was a good day, thanks for all the constant support everyone!!! :-)


  1. rosethorn:

    Yes! Your armpits will be so happy too :)

  2. gkraemer14:

    Awesome news. Take it slow and don’t over do it. Going cold turkey on the crutches may cause some pretty significant swelling and or discomfort so just listen to your body. Happy healing. -GK

  3. jimminyc:

    Great to hear your good news, I know where you are coming from with the ‘mental block’ thing, I had exactly the same moving to FWB. Bambi, a good comparison!

  4. Janus:

    Caution is your friend the first few weeks; and then too much of it becomes a problem. You’ve got to move to improve.But it sounds like you’re well on your way.

    Congrats on starting PT, & all best.

  5. marltom:

    9 weeks and have started physical therapy. It was so scary when she had me take the boot off and holding on to walker I walked around treatment table. But now I am worlking in house, in boot but without walker. You will get brave really quick. Good luck.

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