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Broken Foot

Posted by burt4750 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 10:38

I broke my foot two days ago and had to have a screw put in. I am supposed to be totally non-weight bearing for at least 5 to 6 weeks. I do have a knee walker to get around with in the house, but would like to know if anyone has any suggestions for something I could get around the yard with. I am an avid gardener and just finished cleaning out two of my flower beds before the accident (with many more to go). I have thought of a wheelchair, but don't have the upper body strength to wheel myself around in the grass. I broke my other foot in October so was unable to get the beds ready for winter. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


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RE: Broken Foot

My heart goes out to you, Burt...

Think you could use something like this with a kid's red wagon to rest your leg on and pile up debris as well?

http://www.thefind.com/garden/info-garden-scooter
(3rd and 4th row)

Or more pricey...
http://www.frontgate.com/deluxe-swivel-garden-scooter/422464?redirect=y

Hope your recuperation goes quickly and easily!


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RE: Broken Foot

How's it going Burt?
I was wondering if you could at least rent a scooter. ....maybe one with wheels that could handle grass and dirt?
I can appreciate your situation and your frustration. I use a golf cart to get around the property, but I still have to get out of it to do things. My feet and knees are getting worse and worse, and I'm trying to think ahead, as to what I would use, to remain functional outside.
I hope you have found a solution.
Also......I might add that I hope you're looking into why your bones are breaking. Maybe you need more calcium, or something like that?
Best of luck to you in your recovery!


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