I have to admit, I didn't think it was possible.
Walking on the moon, yes. Gasoline under $3 a gallon, maybe. But this?
After my eight-week follow-up appointment on Monday, I was given the go-ahead to drop down to one crutch and then to a cane.
I walked out of the office with one crutch and have not used it since.
No pain. Only soreness in my muscles as my legs return from a long vacation. I honestly can't believe I'm strong enough to do this. Or lucky enough. What have I done so right that I deserve such an easy recovery?
I have a slight limp, but it wouldn't be noticeable unless you were looking for it. I imagine it will be gone before the end of the month with a few physical therapy sessions.
Everything is like it was before surgery. I can go up stairs, get dressed standing up, shave, etc. I do have a little trouble getting my leg into the car, but that's getting better by the day.
I was really sore the third day after I started walking. Both legs, from my ankles to my gluts, hurt. Felt like I'd been hit by a truck. I've also been much more tired this week than usual. Other than that, I'm so thrilled and so happy to be at this point. Life doesn't get much better than this.
Me walking (in two-inch heels) the day I was given the go-ahead to go off crutches.