You're gonna love how much upper body strength you get once you get the hang of them though! Just... be careful around stairs. I let being in a hurry and my ego get in the way and decided "no, I don't need to go up and down the stairs on my butt every time."
It went pretty well. Until the time I fell face first, no way of stopping myself, all the way down the damn stairs and damn near broke other bones...
But yeah, best of luck with the surgery and everything. You should be able to fully shower a month or so sooner that way
Wow. Yesterday everything was so numb. I mean it hurt, but it was super manageable. Woke up this morning, and alllllll of that numbness was gone. Luckily my prescription zapped the pain pretty damn fast. Sadly I see how people with chronic pain get addicted to these things.
I tried the crutches on the stairs, but right knee plus left foot is so much quicker going up. And sliding on my butt feels so much safer going down. Unfortunately I have outside stairs to get into my place, so I can't really slide without getting all snowy. I'll have to figure it out.
We have so much ice that I think I'm going to invest in a scooter. Plus I just hate the crutches in general. Probably something I'd get over, but I know I'll be happier with a scooter. Quality of life, right?