@hawk2go My PT told me that if I stop looking down, the descent will be easier. But I'm worried that if I don't look at my feet, I'll miss a step and tumble down the rest of the flight!It's still scary every time I go down foot over foot.
I have been doing this as well when I go to therapy (on the second floor of the building), no more elevator for me! I struggle going down though. I discussed this with my PT, I'm so used to going down (down with the bad leg, up with the good) first with that left leg that I really struggle with getting my brain to change!My stair climbing have improved enough that I can do the flight to the 2nd floor without stopping. But I'm still struggling with the descent -- I think because I've been double stepping down stairs for so long now that it's become habitual. I can do it on the 4-inch steps at PT, but not on regular-height steps yet.
This is me for sure! I've been so unsteady for so long (prior to surgery) that I need to watch every step I take on uneven terrain and especially stairs. She said to just try the last couple of stairs, don't try it at the top, it's too much at this point.My PT told me that if I stop looking down, the descent will be easier. But I'm worried that if I don't look at my feet, I'll miss a step and tumble down the rest of the flight!
The same thing happened to me at PT -- except I kept stepping down with the "wrong" foot. Everyone in the place had a good laugh that I can't tell left from right!I literally had to stop and think about where I was placing my feet, my brain is so used to going "down with the bad leg".