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Old 08-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mstephens View Post
he he - - that's how she currently gets in and out of the house!
With crutches, as long as you've got a handrail on one side, it's easy. Tuck both crutches under your arm on the side opposite the handrail, as if trying to use both at once on one side. Go down one step with the crutch, then follow with the good leg, holding the bad leg slightly out front. To go up the stairs, similar, but go up with the good leg, then the crutch, and hold the bad leg to the rear.

I did the bum-bouncing thing one time only, and then got my physical therapist to show me the two-crutches-under-one-arm trick. Bouncing up the stairs on your bum is tough, when you have to drag your crutches along for the ride.

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Old 08-02-2013, 10:35 PM   #16
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So sorry to hear.

Hope the leg heals quickly and you are both on your way!

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by mstephens View Post
Good point. She wouldn't be able to do the steps in an AS on crutches.

She will be allowed to "hobble" on the bum peg beginning next week. From there, walking should be pretty soon and we will be able to roll again.
You'd best get busy and build some steps that she can use then. Something that you can put in your tow vehicle or into the trailer while you're travling, but sturdy and wide for a wheel chair. And ramp. We'll be listening for the results now.

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