I am just starting to use one crutch around the house. It is awkward, but do-able! I didn't think I would be able to do it at all. And after a week, my op leg is noticeably stronger, more flexible, it almost feels like I could walk unaided, but I cannot. I tried to take an unaided step and my leg just collapses.
I will have my first pool session next week I can't wait. I was able to get 4 sessions donated to me. My PT of choice is still working on getting my insurance to accept me. I have to wait as long as 2 weeks to find out. I really need PT now people.
I will see Dr. Downer at the end of February so he can look at an xray and see me walk. Im not that excited about it because it cost me about 500 to see him in Seattle, renting a car, staying in a motel, paying for an xray, gas, Id much rather use that money to pay for PT that I prob wont get.
I baked my first cake a few days ago. I used one crutch so I had a free arm and made a vegan coffee cake from scratch. It was exhausting, but I really wanted to do something nice for my wonderful boyfriend who has done such a great job taking care of me. Im so lucky!
I have taken the bus a few times. Sometimes the bus is so crowded, but as soon as I get on with my crutches, people always give me a front seat. Im trying to take advantage of this! I went to a movie again and was fairly comfortable sitting. As long as a seat is low to the ground I can handle it.
Im working on a really cool embroidered bicycle...