YIPPEE, I got a "robo-foot" (boot)

knitepoetknitepoet Senior MemberPosts: 17,308 Senior Member
Some of you may know that I injured both achilles tendons back the end of January this year.

Being the hard headed individual that I am, figured, "Oh, just pulled them, they'll get better soon enough."

Well, they haven't, especially the right one. So, off to the saw-bones I go this morning. He guesses I partially tore them. In the 5 months or so since, the tears have healed, and they're just "mad" about it.

He told me it's about 50-50 between resting and therapy making them feel better. Since school has me too busy for therapy, I chose to try the "resting" first. To aid in that, I now have a "robo-foot" to wear for the next month.

I've already figured out that it has to come off to drive, and am waiting to hear back from my instructor about my clinicals. I'm not sure I can stand it for a full 12 hours anyway, so either way, I'm probably going to spend part of the day in my regular shoe.



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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,292 Senior Member
    I had to wear one of those for about 4 months back in Y2K when I had a dancing accident and cracked my fifth metatarsal in my right foot. Traipsed all over Greece in the darn thing!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    Sounds like fun... NOT
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,256 Senior Member
    I had to wear one of those last year for 6 weeks which included multiple plane trips.  Imagine wearing one through TSA, then tying to get it between the rows of seats on an airliner.

    Hope you are out of it soon!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    edited June 15 #5
    I had to wear one of those last year for 6 weeks which included multiple plane trips.  Imagine wearing one through TSA, then tying to get it between the rows of seats on an airliner.

    Hope you are out of it soon!
    No thanks on the 6 weeks and flying with it.

    And thanks

    The goal is get the right one "happy" and then if the left one is still "mad" switching to it for a month as well.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,699 Senior Member
    You, hardheaded!!??
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,292 Senior Member
    Flying with it? Best thing that ever happened. I could walk, I was just very slow - so I requested wheelchair assistance. Absolutely fantastic the entire trip, got a bulkhead seat, was wheeled to the head of the line, wheeled from gate-to-gate, etc, etc.

    Mine was locked in position at first, but by the time I flew to Greece, it was unlocked and could bend at the ankle.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,262 Senior Member
    I hope it does the trick.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    Thanks guys
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,622 Senior Member
    Hope that does the trick!
    It also looks to be of a configuration that might be useful for using to kick someone in the butt to get their lungs, and brain, started. :D
    If a Liberal throws a hand grenade at you, pick it up, pull the pin, and throw it back at them.



  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    Thanks Mike, and possibly.
    This one has no capability to flex
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,288 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    You, hardheaded!!??
    I know I'M shocked  :D
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,622 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Thanks Mike, and possibly.
    This one has no capability to flex
    The inability to flex makes it even more appropriate for that secondary use I mentioned! :smile:
    If a Liberal throws a hand grenade at you, pick it up, pull the pin, and throw it back at them.



  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    I know, that's why I mentioned it ;)

    Enzo, you and Al should be....

    I'm such a big softie
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,288 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    I know, that's why I mentioned it ;)

    Enzo, you and Al should be....

    I'm such a big softie
    HA!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,038 Senior Member
    Heal fast, hey.
    I have a need for speed
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,016 Senior Member
    I bet you could kick some arse with that. B) Hope it works out.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    Thank you gents
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,419 Senior Member
    That ain't no fun.

    Bugs don't stand a chance if you stomp them with that on.

    Get better soon.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    Thanks BC

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,256 Senior Member
    FYI, on mine, a tec-lock would clip right on the straps. They look a lot better with a big knife or holster strapped to the boot
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    FYI, on mine, a tec-lock would clip right on the straps. They look a lot better with a big knife or holster strapped to the boot
    I LIKE IT!!!

    Thanks for the idea
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,955 Senior Member
    Well that looks like no fun at all! But if it helps thing heal up right, it will be with it. How about the left foot? 
    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
    Groucho Marx
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,308 Senior Member
    Since it's the less painful of the two, it gets to wait until the right one is better
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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