Doxie Pea Mom
Loc: Very Small Town, VA
|Posted: 11/18/2012 10:37:45 AM|
I was in a boot for 2 years following a boating accident that caused nerve damage to my leg from the knee down. I was slowly released from the boot. After I got the clear, I would only wear the boot in public, just in case I fell. For me, it was a hard adjustment as my hip had changed due to wearing it for 2 years. I was very unstable on my feet. Going down steps was very hard for me. But, I have been boot free for 5 months now and I am pretty much back to normal walking.
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Loc: monitoring lucy
|Posted: 11/18/2012 10:37:47 AM|
I was in a cast for a broken leg, a broken foot, and a boot for a broken toe (actually the bone just below the big toe.) I went home in street shoes every time I had the cast/boot removed.)
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|Posted: 11/18/2012 10:43:49 AM|Denise....... 2 years!! Wow!! That must have been rough. I am glad to hear that you are out of your boot. Luckily, mine is no where near that bad. I will have been in a boot for I think 9 weeks. I'm glad you are adjusting.
JoJam, it sounds like maybe I should take my other shoe with me if your case is typical. This is REALLY what I am hoping for.
Thanks for both of your input!
Is JoJam's situation pretty much the norm for others?
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Loc: Western NY
|Posted: 11/18/2012 11:23:59 AM|
I did mine very slowly. I kept wearing it while out and about, but would take it off at night (I'd been sleeping in my boot per drs orders), while showering, walking around the house.
I eventually would just take it with me while working (shooting weddings, etc) and if my leg started to hurt I'd put the boot on.
It took me a couple months to feel comfortable completely boot free - but that's because I'd be on my feet for 10 hours shooting a wedding. If I were just at home or doing normal stuff, I probably would have felt ok within a couple weeks.
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Loc: With my dogs
|Posted: 11/18/2012 4:19:37 PM|
eebud, I've been half and half since the 4th. Doing more and more with my walking shoes and an ace wrap or foot brace (neoprene material). I also have had exercises to do since I got out of the ER split too.
Now I was allowed to do showers with some weight bearing, and when I first went to wearing a shoe, I used my crutches the first couple days, then gradually stopped. I still use a cane with shoes.
I can do stairs, not at "full speed" up and down, when not carrying anything more than a coffee cup or equivalent. (Carry weight, Doc wants me in the boot).
I am walking farther, but not yet faster. Even our old dog Chance walks faster than I do out of the boot!
It's been 11 weeks since my break. Last X-rays before Halloween, breaks were healing, good unions, just the one metatarsal still had a sizable crack.
Hope this helps, go slow, don't start running or carrying things yet.
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