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Im trying to prepare myself, and my house for when I have ankle surgery on the 14th. Anyone have any tips on how to get around without putting any weight at all on one foot for 10-12 weeks? I dont even know how Im going to shower...

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      Mindy Wilson wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • I will ask my friend Jenny: [Link Removed]  Because she had surgery several years ago.
      She had five children...three quite young at the time...

      I think she had an apron with lots of pockets but I’m sending her a notie right now. I’ll be back to answer again!
      Mindy Wilson


      Mwilson, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • Dianne, can you get a walker?  That way you could keep a lot of weight off of your one foot.  Crutches?  Best of luck to you.  Oh, also, perhaps you could rearrange furniture so it makes it easier for you to get around.




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      Mindy Wilson wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • This is what my friend Jenny: [Link Removed]

      had to say

      “She needs an apron with pockets!!!! You can’t carry anything when u have crutches. Make sure there is NEVER any water on the floor (or snow drips) VERY slippery with crutches.”

      Mindy Wilson


      Mwilson, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • An apron works or those walkers with the basket attached to it.

      Showers may be a thing of the past for a bit and bathes may be the thing with foot hanging out.




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      Diane17 wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • Dianne,

      I just wanted to wish you good luck with the surgery.

      I know this isn’t the same, but when I broke my right foot a few years ago, I used crutches to get around and not put pressure on my foot.

      Diane




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • Thanks all, I appreciate it ...estatic




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 3, 2011
    • Thank you for your kind comments, I am so nervous, have been having back/neck pain, went to chiropractor, he says he thinks its all from stress.




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      Kmarie wrote Jan 4, 2011
    • I went for six months after foot surgery without putting any weight on my foot. Is was different. I actually lost alot of wieght by using the crutches too. Showers were out. I placed a folding chair by the tub, sat on the chair to slide in the tub and then used the chair to rest my foot upon while bathing. Help is essential, back packs became my best friend, walkers were out, and it was very strange going back to therapy and learning to walk again, but worth it in the end.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 4, 2011
    • Dianne, I hope your ankle heals quickly! I like the apron idea too!  

      Cathie




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      Jimmie wrote Jan 5, 2011
    • A few years ago I had a knee surgery and I couldn’t put weight on my leg for 6 weeks and had to have my leg in a machine for 8 hours a day.  I had 3 young kids at the time.  I used crutches and a chair in the shower with a shower head.  Make sure your chair doesn’t skid in the shower.  I skootched on my bum up the stairs to take care of the kids because dad was at work most of the time until late.  I had a tall stool in the kitchen to make dinners.  A couple of times a week people from church would bring a dinner.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed for dinners.  Usually I have trouble asking for help but this time I did.  When I went in for surgery I was suppose to have one procedure but during the surgery (I was awake) we had to go a different route.  

      Good luck and be patient through all of this.  It will get better.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 5, 2011
    • When I had my knee surgery I used crutches to get around for 6 weeks all though I was not very good at using them. I was determined to use the shower so I stood on one leg barely putting pressure on my left leg for balance. I sat down to get dressed and to do my hair and makeup. I sat going up and down the stairs most of the time sliding my crutches along with me. Using the bathroom I put one crutch in front of me and pulled myself up! As far as the house goes do what you can before the surgery and ask for help if you need it.Good luck with the surgery.hearthappy




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 5, 2011
    • Thank you all for some great suggestions, and good luck:)They rent out something called a knee scooter in the surgeons office that I think I will get. It looks helpful.




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      Kmarie wrote Jan 5, 2011
    • Yeah I had a friend who was able to use one and they used it to get around more outside the home, they said that it was hard to use in the house.




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