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post Sep 13 2012, 03:20 PM
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No, I wasn't intoxicated.

I'm camp hosting right now. The day after Labor Day I fell and sprained my left foot to the point where I have some MINOR (according to the doctor) torn ligaments. I was supposed to leave September 11, but I still cannot walk on my foot. I'm on crutches. The rangers let me stay an extra week, said it would be helpful to have a host here. Doctor said it would hurt for two weeks. I hope they are right.

I travel solo, so I don't have a spouse to set up and take down the RV. Trying to do this while on crutches would be not so good. I'm hoping after this weekend I'm at least at the limping stage. Driving isn't a problem, it's the trying to set up an RV while on crutches and wearing a velcro boot.

I was fortunate in that a friend was visiting me at the park the day I fell. Friend took me to the doctor and helped me out in the hosting stuff. After friend left, trying to get around on crutches is exhausting but I'm managing.

Anyone else have an RWI experience?


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post Sep 14 2012, 05:26 PM
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So glad you are doing better. Surely folks would be glad to help you set up. I have a lot of time on crutches and know they can be dangerous in themselves. Be careful with them. Stiff elbows and proper adjustments of the handbars and the legs is the key. My wife is a nurse and has a lot of experience show folks about crutches. Wish we were closer. I went down 5 steps on crutches after knee surgery once. I had my right leg in a cast and drove my stick shift VW for about 8 weeks. Left foot got very busy. You have the right foot and an automatic. You will be fine. You should loosen up the "boot" when driving. Remember a good mental attitude will overcome a bum body any day.


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