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Missy_L : I think I over did it
Diary entry posted Tue 5:24pm 22 November 2011

We all took a trip to Ikea today. I've been fairing rather well with hobbling here and there for doctors appointments, so I thought that it would be nice to actually go out shopping (who couldn't use a little shopping therapy?). I don't think I realized just how BIG this store is! I was fine on the second floor, trying to keep up with my kids and husband through the winding trail. But when we got down to the second floor it kinda hit me. Im not sure if my crutches are at the right height for me or the handles...but wow was i sore....and glad to be at the checkout. I think I left my leg down for too long and put too much weight on it, which Im really not supposed to be doing (but its so hard not to).

Now with the crutches, Im finding myself hunched over, putting my weight on my underarms. If I stand up straight, my wrists are at a 90 degree angle and my arms lock. Should I lengthen my crutches? Or re-position the hand grips? I understand that nothing is going to be comfortable...but it shouldnt hurt this much using them, should it?



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