First time driving after ankle fusion

bobbyger
bobbyger Member Posts: 155
edited 2. Jul 2011, 13:04 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well, had my first drive today after my fusion. Wasn't too bad at all, no pain, just a little wierd having to adjust my driving style. fine control of speed was a touch difficult but I managed fine (Used the bend in my big toe for that aspect)

First full day without the aircast as well. no real pain at all but feeling a slight ache now so will sit with a nice cuppa and put my foot up.

Hope everyone else is doing well.

Rob

Comments

  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats good news, keep it up and you'll be running around in no time.

    Karen xx
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi,
    Great news about the driving.....I'm lost without my car. For the ones with mobility probs a car is a godsend......I remember then7 weeks after my THR when I couldnt drive {although I had no desire to} but at the minute I can't {or I dont feel very safe driving} but would love to be able to.
    So well done you....keep it up


    Love
    Hileena
  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done Rob,another box ticked.Was it your left or right ankle and have you an automatic or manual gearbox?
    Ron
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done to you, that is good news. I am very pleased for you Rob, I hope all continues to go well. DD
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done rob for getting behind the wheel again.
    You will soon get used to your new way of driving
    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,053
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Rob

    l BET you were on a HUGE high :grin:

    I remember l was after being allowed to drive after 2 ceasarians and later my back op :smile:

    sounds like you have sussed it already.

    Well done

    Love

    toni xx
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,410
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Rob.
    you are doing good i bet that was nice. i bet your leg feels lighter.
    take care. joan xx
  • bobbyger
    bobbyger Member Posts: 155
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done Rob,another box ticked.Was it your left or right ankle and have you an automatic or manual gearbox?
    Ron

    right foot and manual gearbox, it was fun to say the least :smile:
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done Rob, a good mile stone to overcome. No wonder you were tired after it will have been a wee bit tense for you but hopefully it will become easier soon.
    Enjoy your well earned cuppa.
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,272
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Bet that was a relief, to get behind the wheel again.

    You'll soon regain your stamina.

    Speedy

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