Crutches to the Rescue

Broken Toes Afterefects

Crutches suck big time but it turns out that they happen to have few more uses than the good old getting you from one place to another following an injury โ€“ be it a beer holder or a chew toy for your foster rabbit. When you can stand, even if wobbling heavily, on your own two feet again you could even try to pretend itโ€™s a lightsaber or a guitar. Or be the responsible one albeit slightly boring and give them to someone who could use them for, you know, just walking.

crutches used to hold a pint of beer
Beer Holder Crutch
rabbit chewing on crutches rubber end
Crutches as a Chew Toy

Of course the crutches could also be used exactly as prescribed which should at least get you better guns once the lower appendage problem is over. I gave up on using both crutches as soon as I got home, with the whole weekend on my own ahead of me I just had to carry stuff every now and then ๐Ÿ˜‰ My foot wasnโ€™t exactly liking it but hey two weeks on and it actually looks like a foot, the ankle is back and it feels like some running can be done following the recommended 6 weeks of recovery. How very reasonable of me! I had to spend some time with my foot iced and elevated and as any reasonable and only moderately anxious person would, I used this time to extensively google compartment syndrome and nonunion โ€“ yikes, seems that a week or two extra of wearing the super ugly rubber boot or non-running may be worth it in the long term.

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