here’s a link to the inside scoop :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’
NON-WEIGHT BEARING - Um, does exactly what it says on the tin LOL! (quote from a UK paint advert!) When you need to rest the injury and allow it time to heal you have to be NWB, which means crutches or another form of support. Although to be honest in the early days mobility is the last thing on your list after pain and surgery and pain and not sleeping and pain and ...... well you get the picture.
It doesn't sound like a big deal, I mean you see people on crutches all the time getting around. But they do take practice. And if you live somewhere with more than one storey you need to be able to get up and down the stairs. It's not that easy. Personally there was no way I was risking using the crutches on the stairs for the first few weeks, the thought of falling and re-injurying your foot is a huge and common concern. So I went back to pre-walking stage and bottom shuffled up and down the stairs! And what about a cup of tea, even if I could use the crutches to get to the kitchen and make the tea, there's no way I could carry it anywhere as two hands to 2 crutches!
Did I ever think about cheating? Absolutely not, it just wasn't worth the potential damage I could have created.