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... to wean off crutches following major foot surgery? ... (4 replies)
Cast...off!!!!
Jul 31, 2006
... ou love! Engaged at the holidays sounds wonderfully romantic. Him entering the armed services sounds rough. It will be a serious test for both of you! Going back to church is a good idea, but until you feel you can, you can meditate and pray. There are lots of good services televised, too, all week long. ... (13 replies)
... Intriguing idea! I am not using a knee scooter though, but I am trying to figure out how to start ditching the crutches. ... (10 replies)

... and turned it off on Monday with a Friday surgery. ... (1 replies)
... I am NOT allowed to put any weight on that foot without the boot until about 4 weeks after he removes the screws. ... (9 replies)
... How much should I be trying to walk? ... (18 replies)
... I found that there wasn't a lot of increased discomfort going from 2 crutches to one and then from one to none. However I didn't have pins. ... (2 replies)
... Hi! So just some tips. First, expect to be on crutches longer than you are told. I say this because different doctors have different protocols, but almost all of us were on crutches longer than we were told. ... (35 replies)
... Expo, Peny, Jane, Mary, Britt, Diane, you are all heroes! I am so thankful you're here. I don't know how anyone could go through this without a group like this for knowledge, support, advise, and encouragement! ... (28 replies)
... op last Monday, got the splint off and stiches off. My OS put me in a fiberglass cast until April 27. He told me I could "bear weight as tolerated". ... (10 replies)
... I haven't had your procedure, but I was 10 weeks NWB when I had foot surgery this summer! Once you are cleared to be weight bearing, you can do whatever your little heart desires! If you want to walk right away, go ahead. That being said, most people don't do that. ... (5 replies)
I Walked!!!!
Sep 21, 2006
... My first step was August 4th. I was walking around one of the rooms in the house on the crutches and realized I wasn't putting any pressure on the crutch, so I threw it off to the side and took a step and then another. ... (3 replies)
... and while a bit uncomfortable doing it, I was in no pain after surgery for 21 hrs. Once that wore off I was on morhine and then when I got home I took it for one day and then switched to tylenol. ... (3 replies)
... I had my return doctor's appointment yesterday and got the go ahead to wean off my crutches and away from my boot. I was slightly disappointed and discouraged, because I tried to walk in my tennis shoe first. ... (78 replies)
... because then it might really feel bad the next day. Transitioning into a shoe was actually a welcome relief from the boot because it was much lighter and easier to walk in, but I had to follow a schedule. ... (8 replies)
Scared to PWB
Apr 4, 2013
... That's great!! Keep at it! I can now walk freely around in the cast. Feels amazing! I was able to carry my cup of coffee to the table today. ... (17 replies)
... I was on percocet for two weeks. Lots of it. Then they weaned me down to Vicadon for another couple of weeks. ... (106 replies)
Cast...off!!!!
Jul 29, 2006
... Okay everyone.. so here I am to give my update. I am really sorry I haven't been around much to post. ... (13 replies)
... I am new to this message board but have been an avid reader of numerous posts as I try to learn more about my personal condition. ... (0 replies)
... down to 2 pills a day, breaking out into sweats every now and then and also couldn't fall asleep last night til 2 in the morning. Not like me. ... (106 replies)


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