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I'm walking....sort of

Here is my ankle update for this month.  It's been 11 weeks since my ankle surgery and I just started physical therapy a couple of weeks ago.  Finally I can see some improvement and light at the end of the tunnel.  I have a walking boot or walking cast....whatever you want to call it and I am to the point now where I can walk using that without the assitance of crutches.  I don't walk very well without assistance but I am supposed to do around the house for practice.  When I'm out and about I was using my crutches or just one crutch to help me walk with the boot.  Yesterday at PT my therapist told me to finally ditch the crutches and she handed me a cane.  I just stared at her for a second and was tempted to make a geriatric comment but I know she probably hears them ALL THE TIME so I refrained.  I still feel double my age using it.  However, using a cane to walk is much better than using a crutch.  I can almost race someone down the hall now. 

So, it's progress.  Slow progress but progress.  Monday I have an appointment to have a couple of the big screws removed so I can regain a better range of motion.  That procedure will set me back a week or two but I feel encouraged that I am finally walking...however limited it may be.           

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05/14/2013 9:12AM
I'm walking....sort of
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