Hi Mollymum, aka hippy pal I still limp, and won't be in any rush to lose my stick but just wanted to test myself. How's your back? Cos mine is really painful and stiff when walking around.Congratulations, @ orange, we have the same date for surgery, so you're my hippy pal
(I'm still using a stick until I stop limping, but that's fine )
Carriemay I couldn't agree more they have been through all this with us and supported us, just a pity they can't share the painYou are doing well! My husband gets quite emotional when I have an accomplishment ~ drives it home just how invested they are in our recovery. Although we whine and complain them sometimes, they have been through the wringer in a different way than us and are getting their life & spouse back too.
Hi mojo, yes I have done a few solo steps and everyday I can see I'm getting stronger. I will carry on doing counter surfing and a few solo steps but for the majority of walking I will use both crutches for a while longerI think this is a good idea.
Just be mindful and deliberate when placing your feet. No falling
That hip is stronger than you think...it's all the soft tissue and muscles that are still healing.
Have you done any solo cruising ...kitchen countertops, back of the sofa?
Two or three solo steps can build confidence.
Lots of improvement to come!
Thanks Layla, I do practise heel to toe walking, I limp sometimes but not tooo often anymore, but for. 5 weeks post op I think I have come along way, just a bit annoyed with myself for having to go back to 2 crutches but if it helps in the end I will do it, I was trying to run before I could walk metaphorically speakingHello
You're still very early days at just seven weeks post op when you think about how long you'll have the prosthetic.
So if you need an assistive device right now, use it. Not sure if you're limping but if you are -
A tip -
Try heel-toe walking when / if you're limping. Let your heel hit the ground first followed by toes.
It takes a concentrated effort but I believe you'll notice a difference. Give it a try.
A great rest of the week to you!
Yes Carriemay, sounds like a good idea, the perfect end goal is what we wantI am doing the same for slightly different reasons. I had completely dropped the walker for the cane during the day for 3 days but have noticed my hip and quads are much more sore and my giat was getting weaker as the day went on. I am going to alternate more for another few days and then try again. I don't see it as a step back but a move in the right direction to give myself the best end result.
Hi, orange, not been on my computer for a few days, and yes I still have 'twinges' in my back, L bum cheek and thigh-- worse by the evening after a day of 'activity'Hi Mollymum, aka hippy pal I still limp, and won't be in any rush to lose my stick but just wanted to test myself. How's your back? Cos mine is really painful and stiff when walking around.
Gorgeous weather here too, though I'm a bit achy today after a busy weekend so just pottering about and a walk to post a letterWell the weather is absolutely beautiful here on the Isle of Wight today and I have been very busy, busy WATCHING my other half weed the borders, WATCHING him mow the lawn, WATCHING him strim the edges, I'm exhausted now . But I did throw a few seeds in a pot and water them. Oh and I made us a sandwich for lunch, I think that's fair, he probably doesn't agree, but hey ho. I'm now relaxing and icing while my partner does us a roast dinner. My hips been fine but my back not fine.