This morning was a scheduled check-up on the ankle and maybe, if I was good, I'd get out of the plaster cast and into an air boot, but definitely no weight bearing still.
So here's the air boot; I must have been good. Complete with a lovely sock and integrated pump to add air should it be needed and a valve to let air out.
But it doesn't stop there!
I must have been very good indeed. Once the boot was adjusted to fit and on, and I'd been shown the exercises I need to do and the massaging around the ankle and over the cut, I was told to get off the couch and walk to reception! OK, with crutches, and it'll take 7-10 days to wean off the crutches and then I'll likely be good get started on rehabilitation exercises.
I'm on my feet again!
(Yeahhh, the air boot has a much thicker sole than my shoes, so I'm gonna be wonky ;o))
That's pretty much exactly what I said.Delete
[Gotta be reaaallly careful though with the fact the boot makes my leg appreciably longer vs the other one with a shoe on (and worse with only a sock); it's encouraging pretty bad hunching and slouching of that hip - thankfully backache kicks in pretty quickly to remind me to stand up straight.]
The light at the end of the tunnel!ReplyDelete
And so far I'm pretty sure it's not a steam train coming at me :o)Delete