IT'S OFFICIAL! Walking on my own two feet now!

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9 weeks and 1 day since I broke my ankle, ORIF same day. Out of the boot today (YAY!!!! I HATE THAT BOOT)into s slim stirrup splint that protects the sides so you don't turn your ankle. Fits in the shoe and you're walking on your own two feet again. It felt really weird but its starting to get "normal". After the physical therapist works with me the next week or two to get my gait normalized, this comes off too.

?I can't even tell you how awesome it is to walk on my own two feet again. Seems like its been forever!

HAng in there! Your turn is next!!

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    Yay! Great news.?? And welcome to the other side of surgery....healing 👊 ?? Once your cleared to walk with no restrictions or splints if your near a beach or sand walk in it my doc told me it was the best way to get flexibility back....

    Slowly and carefully your almost back on track.

    THANKS for sharing your encouraging news! 😃

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    Hi Tricia!

    Congratulations to you!!!

    I'm almost four months out from ankle replacement surgery, and I'm still using one crutch. I'm in a regular shoe, that's two sizes up from my normal size due to swelling. 

    I hated the boot as well. It was so uncomfortable. 

    I can't wait to walk without any crutches. I think I'll be able to do this in another month.

    Best of luck to you.  

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    with you there..maybe a week ahead of stirrup splint...still very limpy....but getting there....and I drove yesterday!!! ; fractured fibula 31/12/17
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    Congratulations! I am nearly 6 weeks post op and have an appointment with the specialist next week where I am hoping to progress to partial weight bearing and the next stage of my recovery. I can't wait to start to walk again, but will do it in a slow and steady way that doesn't rush things and cause setbacks I have booked and paid for a four week holiday in 5 months time so want to be healed enough to walk a lot and enjoy it. Well done you. Onwards and upwards! 


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