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Havenít walked in 6 weeks grrrrr!

Old 10-05-18, 10:55 AM
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Havenít walked in 6 weeks grrrrr!

Not feeling sorry for myself or looking for sympathy just venting! I want to be back on my bikes I can put pressure on my foot but not enough to walk hopefully in a few more weeks! I miss my fix of endorphins I get from bike riding but now Iím going insane When recovered I will be glad I had my foot surgery but today I am stir crazy! Time for some original Van Halen and of course my favorite AC/DC and some cold beer! Now yíall get out and ride those bikes!
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Answer: what machines are for. Even if you can't cycle. I had a callous once where the pain was excruciating every time I ride. It was funny because you'd think cycling could be easier than walking but it was just the opposite. It was like having a hot tack in you shoe that would stick you unpredictably.

I finally had enough and went to the podiatrist who fixed it on the spot, and gave me some comfortable insoles that made my life livable again. I walked out with a Cheshire cat's grin on my face. So even if you can't ride you can still do other things to burn some energy. Anyway, get well soon.
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that does sound rough. can you get out of the house with crutches? when I had a broken leg Wifey drove me to NY & back to visit family. I rode in the back of our wagon at the time laying down w/o any seat belt, OMG
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I have a scooter so I scoot around annoying everybody slide up to the tailgate of my truck into the bed went on a field trip to the neighbors had some fun.
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Old 10-16-18, 10:33 AM
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So howís it going now Hondo?
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I donít know about you but this recovery stuff is totally cramping my style. Iím at 2 months and am in need of something else. 6 more weeks until the next doctors visit when I should be released for riding outdoors and possibly a full golf swing. I think Iíve already walked around the earth once.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
that does sound rough. can you get out of the house with crutches?
That's a good question. I don't know what your sitch is Hondo, but when I was off my foot and on crutches I was losing my mind. Finally I said screw it and starting walking my regular route on crutches. You can get a good full-body workout as long you're willing to look like a dork going up and down the street on crutches, which I am. (Looking like a dork is a natural talent of mine.) PROTIP: A pair of rubber crutch tips lasts about five miles on pavement, so get some spares.
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That's a good question. I don't know what your sitch is Hondo, but when I was off my foot and on crutches I was losing my mind. Finally I said screw it and starting walking my regular route on crutches. You can get a good full-body workout as long you're willing to look like a dork going up and down the street on crutches, which I am. (Looking like a dork is a natural talent of mine.) PROTIP: A pair of rubber crutch tips lasts about five miles on pavement, so get some spares.
On the other hand, you don't want to interfere with/damage the healing process. That could have ramifications for the rest of your life.
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Old 10-16-18, 02:16 PM
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On the other hand, you don't want to interfere with/damage the healing process. That could have ramifications for the rest of your life.
Good point, very true. I was OK to do that in my case. Hondo or Hondos doctor will have to judge..

(With me it was a sprained ankle. I wore a split and a heavy boot then held that foot behind me as I crutched.)

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So howís it going now Hondo?

I donít know about you but this recovery stuff is totally cramping my style. Iím at 2 months and am in need of something else. 6 more weeks until the next doctors visit when I should be released for riding outdoors and possibly a full golf swing. I think Iíve already walked around the earth once.
8 weeks in still have to use the scooter but Iím putting pressure on my foot. I can sit and have my foot on the floor but canít put my full weight on it yet. Improvement everyday so that is good. Iím guessing 2 more weeks before I can walk. Slow recovery since the surgeon had to cut more than he thought.
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
That's a good question. I don't know what your sitch is Hondo, but when I was off my foot and on crutches I was losing my mind. Finally I said screw it and starting walking my regular route on crutches. You can get a good full-body workout as long you're willing to look like a dork going up and down the street on crutches, which I am. (Looking like a dork is a natural talent of mine.) PROTIP: A pair of rubber crutch tips lasts about five miles on pavement, so get some spares.
Iím being extra cautious because one bad slip I could easily split my foot open. The doctor said be very careful not to do that.
I have crutches and a walker a few more weeks of healing I will give the walker a go.
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Old 10-19-18, 02:44 PM
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Iím just a few weeks behind you. Havenít walked or ridden since Labor Day. (Ironically my last time on my bike was riding to and from BIDMC.)

Anyhow, Iím now the town dork. Over 300 km ďwalkingĒ around greater Boston since. My ďscooterĒ has a light but no bell.

Rod took a shot of me during the Minuteman Bikeway celebration:

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Spent the middle part of Saturday riding around in the midst of the Minuteman Day festivities. Had a chat with mr_bill at the little park at Swan Place....



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Old 10-19-18, 03:11 PM
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that leg scooter is pretty cool seriously
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Yes that is a cool scooter to do you’re scooting on. That is serious foot cast.
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Old 10-30-18, 04:17 AM
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Week 10 can finally semi walk more light hobbling but I’m bipedal. Foot swells up so short walks, all the incisions are closed it just feels like a bruised foot.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Week 10 can finally semi walk more light hobbling but I’m bipedal. Foot swells up so short walks, all the incisions are closed it just feels like a bruised foot.
Congrats! Still not even weight bearing for me, but they’ve thrown me a bone by letting me remove half the heel wedges in the boot.

On the brightest side, I’ve now “walked” over 250 miles.

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Is this from your planter fibromatosis?

I was just looking that up on Wiki ... that sux!

Sounds like you're actually doing quite well, all things considered.
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Yup, fibromatosis.
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