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How's everyone getting on? Tomorrow is a week since I have been in a boot. Been PwB this week but tomorrow I'm

Going to try full weight baring!

I sooooo need to be back at work soon!

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    Hi,

    I have gone from FWB with boot to tennis shoes (trainers as they as in the U.K.?).  It was scary and liberating.  Per doctors orders, I still wear my boot outside.  However, every improvement is liberating and a real joy to rediscover getting around a little more unaided.

    Best wishes,

    Mary

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      Hi,

      It was 5 weeks but I did not have any pins or plates inserted during my surgery.  I wore black boot most of the time and used a knee walker for long hallways at work.

      Getting back to work was a huge step and made a difference in the way I felt.  I was out in the world and with friends again.  However, I am easing back into a full-time work schedule.  I found six weeks of just resting (with my foot in the air) had naturally brought down my stamina - even though I did upper body exercises while resting.   

      I drive again (I hope!) in about three weeks...(fingers crossed).

      Best,

      Mary

       

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      Hi Mandy,

      I should add the FWB was scary at first and I gingerly did it with walker until I felt comfortable.  Stairs were last but I got there - a step at a time. (No pun intended).  Still feel sore but I can feel improvement day to day and now walk almost normal.

       - Cheers!

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      Hey Mary, glad your feeling more normal!

      I had screws and plates op was 7 weeks ago.

      Been in the boot this week but not managed to do full weight baring yet.

      Im scared! I have to get a tube and a train to work and take my newborn with me so carry a buggy up and down the stairs.... I'm thinking of investing in a baby sling! X

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      Mandy,

      Wow!  Carrying a buggy up/down stairs sounds like a lot without an injury.  (Of course, I am 57).  The baby sling makes a lot of sense.  I hope strangers step in to help you as well.  I found this for the most part when I was using my knee scooter that people would be very helpful.

      I believe a commute (with a train/tube) is a second job in itself, plus putting in the work of taking a baby, plus your injury......please be patient with yourself.  

      Maybe a trial run on a day you don't work would help you iron out any possible issues as well.

      Best,

      Mary

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    Hi. I am weaning myself off my boot at present but hard!! My foot does seem to be getting stronger each day. I did have a wound infection but us clearing up now X 
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    Hi Mandy, I went to hospital yesterday as was concerned about my foot being so cold and when im sitting in a chair my toes go blue but had everything checked snd plaster took off and looked at but all is ok

    . How is yiur pain? Are you managing to walk with the boot? I'm scared about when I get mine( 26th ) . How do u go up the stairs ? Are you able to walk up with the boot or on your bum

    Mandy xx

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      Hi Mandy, glad you went and got checked out and that you are ok.

      My pain is OK every now and again it aches in my foot/ankle but then I just elevate and ice.

      I'm gradually increasing pressure each day.

      Yes I can walk with the boot increasing pressure each day.

      Trying to get myself down to one crutch but still a bit hard think it's more in my head than ankle!

      I can get upstairs with the boot as can put pressure on foot.

      Don't worry about getting your boot look forward to it! It's going to be great just you wait! X

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    Thanku lovely. Remind me again what exactly you have in your ankle? I know its simular to me. Abd how longbgave u been innthe boot . Are u having physio?

    Mandy xx

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