Cast off 😁

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I got my cast off today.

He said I can start walking straight away (in a moon boot of course)

He told me I had to do ankle exercises but didn't actually give me any to do can anyone tell me what to do with regards to these as my physio appointment isn't for another month.

Also when to get rid of my moon boot?

I'd just like to also thank the people on here who have commented on my previous posts for all the support and words of advice 😁

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    Whoop whoop. Well done, bet you are so relieved. There are a few videos on YouTube giving advise on exercises. Wish you a speedy recovery. Sandra
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      It's amazing I can't even explain I've not stopped smiling all day.

      Thank you Sandra I'll take a look now

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      Have my appointment a week Friday where I'm hoping to get my cast off after 7 weeks. It's been the longest 7 weeks of my life.!! But we still have a uphill struggle ahead of us. But just being able to feel the ground under the foot after no weight barring will be one step closer to recovery. Good luck sandra

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      I was 9 weeks had 2 operations it's great to finally have a good scrub and be able to walk albeit with crutches still. But I'm walking in getting further than I was hopping.

      I've had very little pain but a lot of swelling so be prepared to rest still xx

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      Oooooo just the thought of being able to wash my leg n foot. Sounds like heaven. Only just got a seat for the bath so can now shower with one leg in n one out until the waterproof leg cover comes hopefully tomorrow, then no stopping me. Such little things that are taken away from us. Hope the swelling calms down soon. Sandrs
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    Congratulations!! Very happy for you. Im very early just a week from surgery. Can't wait to be back on my feet again. Well done!! Enjoy

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      What surgery have you had done?

      Try and keep your spirits high.

      I know sometimes it's easier said than done but there is light at the end of the tunnel, may not feel like it at times but there is.

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    I am still in moon boot weight bearing week 17 after surgery. I go and see the specialist today hoping that I can do some walking without the moon boot. My specialist doesn't believe in physio so I have been doing some of the exercises on youtube. Can't remember the guys name however lots of different ones.

    Good luck 

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      Week 17!!! OMG. That's a Downer to still be in boot! I'm hoping that I'm going to be looking for some kind of shoes by then 😔. All be it 'granny shies', from what I've been told. No more 👠 heels for us. I'm week 7 and 2 days since accident, and climbing the walls!! 😢 😢 😢 😢

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      Hang in there Marian I was 20 weeks in boot and now finally in shoe. When out of the boot keep the foot and toes mo I got it will help you progress faster. My doc didn't recommend physio but Went anyway and found it very helpful. They know muscles and how to get your joints moving again.

      Hang in there!!

      Margie

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      It gets better.

      I've never worn heels and don't think I intend too lol think a nice pair of hi tip trainers will be more appropriate x

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      I've been looking at canvas sandals today, as will need something cool but with support also with a thick sole satchel the hight on the boot once I'm in one. Sandrao it will m

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    My doctor instructed me to push my heel on a hard surface until you feel your calf muscles. Do it few times while sitting on a chair. Do it gently. I'm wearing a boot but not FBW just about 20%. My fracture are not completely healed. He took off my cast coz my ankle was so stiff. I was on a cast for 2 months.

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      Thank you I've been doing this and moving my ankle up and down side to side just trying to get in control of the swelling x

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