Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crutching along with the best of them....

Sunday evening afternoon/evening, I decided to try out the fancy crutches I had intended to use from day one. I little unstable at first, but I quickly got the hang of it and decided to venture out on them Sunday eveniing.

Since then, I've pretty much abandoned the walker, as the crutches are definitely faster and fit into more spaces.

The crutches put a little more movement and momentum on my hip, and the first day or two it made my hip ache more...just because it was being 'swung' around more than it did with the walker, but i've gotten used to it now, and am starting to perfect the walking motion with the crutches.

Been having fun with Fon and Alex even if the weather has cooled off some for them, and they are making good use of the j-heep and getting out and about.

That's my update for today...things are going to schedule with the recovery, I have my last PT session tomorrow, and then will just need to continue the exercises each day from home....

-R

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Hop A Long:
So proud to hear you are on the crutches....sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the good work and enjoy the weekend! We miss you!
Linda

abnacy said...

hey rachel,
I can't believe you posted about your crutches! I was about to ask you about them this minute! I'm still using the walker and the millennials are just scary to me :) The tugging on my scar when I go downwards hurts and freaks me out... any tips?? email if you want at acydavid@yahoo.com thanks! this walker is just so slow!

-acy