I am wondering how long before you were walking without a walker. I am still not sure enough to go without mine except for short walks here in the apt. I use a cane then. My PT has not pushed me to stop using it. I can walk without it, but am so afraid of falling.
When I had my knee replacement last summer and they told me I could try without the walker I promptly went to the bathroom during the night and then kicked the walker on my way back. Thought I had that thing in a better place. Anyway, fell down and 3 weeks later discovered I had split my toe length wise.
I know that I am going to have to stop using the walker and get my strength back in plenty of time to reopen the school jail on Aug 25 because someone will not dress correctly and have to come see me. I also have to be able to walk at least a block so I can escort the lovelies to the restroom and to lunch. Cane-OK Walker-not OK.
I need to go to work. Just being here is beginning to play dirty tricks on my mind and lead me down the path to self-pity. Don't even need to go there. May take next summer off from surgery - If I can. Know of 2 more joints they tell me will have to fixed someday.Yuck!