Fracture Recovery Part 5: Getting The Boot

Black walking boot and crutch

One of the biggest things I was looking forward to as we approached one week out of surgery was getting out of the splint into The Boot. Now I call it The Boot in part because it is both an exciting prospect and a little scary. Now compared to the splint though, it seems like heaven. One week out of surgery, my ankle was nowhere near as swollen as it was when the splint went on, so it shifted a little, every time I moved, also, splints are heavy.