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dileigh

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walker question
« on: February 03, 2008, 05:17:03 PM »
I've seen in several posts in different areas where people who are NWB are using walkers instead of crutches.   My brain apparently isn't working and I can't figure out how this is done.  Maybe I just keep thinking of walkers as extra support,while using both legs,  I don't know. ???


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Re: walker question
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 05:22:40 PM »
Using a walker NWB gave me the extra support I needed.  I would move the walker ahead and then putting all my weight on the walker and then swing my good leg forward to catch up.  It wasn't easy, and I only used it in the house, I used crutches or a wheelchair outside.
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS