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What's worse than needing crutches, having them stolen.

Posted by Tom Schwab

woman has her crutches stolen for scrap metalIf you need a few dollars and want front of the line privileges at the gates of hell, you can learn from this man.  For everyone struggling on crutches remember it could be worse - someone could steal your crutches for scrap as described in this article from the Times - News

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Topics: Guest Post, Laugh

How Renting Crutches is like Renting an Ass

Posted by Tom Schwab

Renting Crutches is like renting an assWhen you are injured, you still need to get around to do certain things.  Just because you are recovering does not mean the world stops its constant motion.  You will have to find a way to keep up.  When you rent a car prior to vacation, you have lots of options.  You can get two doors or four doors.  You can get mid-size or an SUV.  You can choose for speed, mileage even color.  You have many choices for something that fits your needs and your lifestyle.  When you need to keep your weight off one foot and stay non weight bearing as you recover from an injury or surgery most people don't realize they have an option.  They settle for crutches, which is a lot lot like renting an ass when you really need a car.

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Topics: Laugh, Recovery

Why Free Crutches are like a Free Lunch

Posted by Tom Schwab

Why free crutches are like a free lunchYou probably heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," and when you think about it, it really is true.  The lunch might be free to you because of a special promotion, but someone has to pay for it, whether it's the restaurant offering the deal, the people who deliver the food, or someone else down the line.  Since you are the one getting something for free, you probably don't even really care!  But when it comes to using free crutches, you might want to think about it a little more because in that cause, you ARE the one paying for it...in many different painful ways.

When you break your ankle, foot, or have a surgery that takes you off one leg for an extended period of time, your doctor might tell you the need to stay non weight bearing.  You might even get a free pair of crutches to use from a friend or family member.  You are grateful you do not have to rent or buy devices that you will not use for a few weeks or months, but here are some of the ramifications you WILL have to "Pay" for when using the free option.

1. Longer Recovery

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Topics: Laugh, Recovery

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer…and now she’s on Crutches!

Posted by Tom Schwab

Gifts for grandma on crutches It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?  The time when the snow and ice are so thick that anything can happen…even getting run over by a reindeer!  Okay, so it’s not likely that grandma ACTUALLY got run over by a reindeer, but in the winter, unexpected injuries are quite common.  When grandma lands on crutches for the Christmas season, she might feel rather despondent about the holiday.  Here are a few ways to help her get through the season with a smile on her face.

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Topics: Holidays, Laugh

10 Things to be Thankful…even on crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

Tings to be thankful for after foot surgery or injury even if on crutchesWhen you have to spend the holidays on crutches, you may not feel like you have much to be thankful for this year.  But when you take a minuet to stop and examine your situation, you realize there are many things for which you can give thanks…even when you have to spend the holidays staying non weight bearing

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Topics: Tips, Holidays, Laugh

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