If you don't know this already, make sure you have your doc or PT adjust your crutches. There is a science to this for sure. The adjustment is probably much lower than you think I found out. Ask them about your crutch height and it will make you life better, trust me.
Along the same lines you should also be aware of the proper way to walk on just one crutch. I would recommend asking your PT or surgeon to review this. The basics are that you actually use the crutch on the opposite side of your injury. Seems simple, but when you're all doped up on painkillers you might not think about it.
They removed the stitch today, but I will leave the steri-strips over the incision for a few more weeks. But the best part of this is, I was able to finally take a shower. I think I was beginning to smell, seems like I sweat a lot at night (maybe because of the pain meds?). My smell, BO, whatever you want to call it has improved remarkably.
I was finally able to get out of the house yesterday too. A buddy picked me up and I went over and watched a movie, had a few beers and in general just enjoyed the change of scenery. I'll be honest, it has been very hard for me to be cooped up inside the house for the last week. My mood has not been the greatest either (see meds and pain). And while I love my little babies, my patience sometimes is worn thin when they cry and cry and cry.
And finally, some pics. I'll be honest, when I called the snowphone for Snowbowl, I was bummed to hear that I wouldn't be partaking in the 18 INCHES of snow that fell Tuesday night. That is the biggest one time dump they have got in about 10 years! But with that said, I was stoked to hear that a handful of friends were up there first chair. I'd like to think they made a few turns for their old gimped up buddy.
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Ticket says it all
The lift line was enormous, didn't miss this
I did miss this. Ryan making a turn for me :-)