OK men… look away now. Reaching an upstairs loo with boot/on crutches is a test of middle-aged pelvic floor muscles…..mine will be starting a specific exercise regime…and for those interested, I can let you know how I get on.
The DV Boot has a platform which means my injured leg is higher and I have to ‘clomp’ about slowly and in small steps; and it is, in fact, quicker to move about using the boot in combination with the crutches (recommended anyway). However… I really am 2-legged once more!!!! Can you love a part of your body in isolation? Yep!! My dear left leg, free of boot when I’m in bed, is flexing itself this way and that… seeing how far it can go. The repaired skin is certainly tight and the ankle is stiff .. but I know it really wants to move. The tendon scar tissue will apparently have adhered to everything around it… and given that the tendon has to move freely against the sheath surrounding it, it will be a while before full functioning flexibility returns. But my foot is ambitious and confident.
The kitchen ‘leg’ stool is no longer required and the ‘Limbo’ showering bag is now like a discarded snake skin… while my leg slithers off to a hopefully bipedal future. Goodbye and a really grateful thank you to both of them…..