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Preparing for the 12 week non-weight bearing period...

Any advice ? I have a husband and 2 very active Australian shepherd dogs I take care of on a daily basis. Husband was awesome in recovery of first ankle surgery but I'd like to ease his load at home more.

Don't have family here.

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    Hi Ali,

    A wheelchair helped me and everything in the kitchen was bench height. I was lucky and had someone come in and clean for me once a week for 4 weeks. Lots of frozen meals. Ordered groceries online. Not sure about your active dogs, I have a small terrier who misses her walks, I will make up for it when I am walking again.

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    My husband would make me coffee before he left for work each day.  I would use the crutches and the wheel chair to get around our place during the day.  I would hire a student to come take the dogs out for their daily exercise each day as they will still need to use up some of their energy.  Best wishes on a speedy recovery!
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    I had a trike and it was great. I have two dogs which they had to get use to my inability to do too much. Believe me the more you do not do the better you will be. I put a plastic dish pan in my bathroom sink to bath and put my trike right up to sink sideways to put my bad foot up. I would do the same in kitchen with trike to wash up a few dishes. I watched alot of Netflix and read. So hope you do ok, it will at times seem to last forever but week by week things will get better.
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    Knee scooter for inside of the house helped. Although I flipped over on it twice! I had 2 dogs to take outside, by myself. So I used a walker and hopped one one leg to get dogs out. I used crutches for extensive walking. Good luck!
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