How To Climb Stairs With Crutches, With Ease, Without Help, After Major Knee Surgery — YouTube Video.
Day #9 since surgery.
Pain is still negligible!
Didn’t take any pain medication, i.e., Aleve or Tylenol, this morning.
Did NOT, luckily, need any opioids.
We live in a 4-story house and to lead my life in full I need to be able to get to all 4 floors. My office, with my main PC (i.e., this which I write with), is on the 4th floor. My 47″ TV, on which I watch cricket, on a daily basis, is on the 1st floor. Kitchen #2, bedroom #3.
Have a routine to minimize the stairs I have to negotiate. In the mornings I don’t go down. LUCKILY have wife and 12-year old who will bring me up coffee, tea, food and WINE. But, during the course of the day I need to go up at least 8 flights of stairs — and for the last couple of nights I am back to working my 3rd shift, i.e., after 10pm.
So, this is how I now climb the stairs. This precludes needing someone to come after me with my crutches. It is not too bad. A tad hard on the shoulders.