they get you up walking the day after the op, and when I whinged that I couldnt do it, I found out why my hubbie calls them physio-terrorists. I had 3 breaks in each foot but I was up and at 'em.... lovely painkillers....
I was walking from the day after, they gave me some lovely geisha like shoes, where all the body weight goes on the heels and effectively I walked with my toes in the air, I had to negotiate stairs before I was allowed home, and had to show that I could function at home. I managed the stairs in my terraced house, steep but we had one handrail.
My husband did most of the cooking until I used the office chair to whiz around the ground floor when I was not bothered to use the crutches.
I bought a tea trolley off ebay and we (he was also on crutches) moved the tea tray, dinner plates, washing to the outside, etc around with that, (£20.00) .
I spent most of my time playing farmville on Facebook.
I could walk slowly, wasnt able to drive, used provided wheelchair in ASDA, tesco etc, and borrowed my elderly mum's wheelchair for trips out. returned to driving at week 6 1/2.
Each week I was more mobile, no plastercasts, dressings off after 2 weeks,
but depends on what op your surgeon wishes to perform for the best outcome for you. I googled it and there are about 3 different types, this is one of those things where it helps to know, but small word of warning, I chose not to continue to watch the video of an op like mine, cos the puke made the keyboard sticky....
forward planning is better than reacting when things are happening ....
Posted: 15/07/2010 at 10:58