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Full of frets in North Shropshire
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Well, physio rang, the boot contraption has arrived. He's spoken to the surgeon and he'll fit it on Monday... cue 2 months of wearing it all day every day (including to bed...).
 
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tenorviol

Full of frets in North Shropshire
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Whitchurch, North Shropshire UK
Can you drive, conduct and play sax while wearing the boot? You have commitments to fill at the cafe septet:D
I'll know on Monday whether driving is feasible. I drive an automatic and it's my left foot, so I'm hoping so or life will be very difficult given I live on my own and I have very few people who live anywhere vaguely nearby (my brother is about 55 miles away).
 
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Full of frets in North Shropshire
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Sadly, the ski boot contraption which enabled me to get around reasonably well, was faulty and it broke yesterday. It was showing some signs of distress when it gave way as I was coming down some stairs. I had a shoot of pain in my leg as my Achilles re-tore. I managed to get to the physio clinic even though I'm away on holiday (fortunately it's a music summer school that is not too far away).
A new boot is being couriered across to them today. My options were: have foot plastered, have foot strapped. I opted for latter.
I now have very limited mobility. My crutches have to take all of my weight as I cannot put any weight on left foot. Stairs are virtually impossible. I cannot carry anything. Just as well the rental apartment is very small as I can put cup or plate on end of counter, move to seat then reach over... This would not be possible if I was at home.
I missed orchestra and big band at summer school yesterday afternoon, and I am going to struggle to do much today (tonight is meant to be chamber music recital and I'm playing in two groups - a cello trio and a wind quintet).
I am hoping that new boot will get fitted by end of today.
 
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