I can confirm that it is 100% possible to sledge with crutches – and it’s really fun, too! Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the best idea, but it was definitely worth it.
We had so much snow on Friday and it stayed over the weekend. I was really disappointed that, due to my limited mobility and inability to cover my stomach/back, I couldn’t go sledging. I didn’t mind that too much at first – it was still snowing pretty heavily and it was windy, too. When the snow stopped, however, I was disappointed that I couldn’t go out and have fun in it.
This all changed on Saturday afternoon, though. I thought it would be worth some time in bed if I could just do a few runs and it definitely was. It was really nice to be doing something I used to do.
So how did I sledge with crutches?
On the way down, I used my crutches to steer me. This was such a good idea, I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of doing that before! It was so much easier steering with my crutches than it has been in the past using my feet.
On the way back up, all I did was use the crutches the same way I usually do, I just slid my feet along the icy snow instead of lifting them up. This worked really well, albeit quite dangerous. If it weren’t so risky, I would highly recommend trying to sledge with crutches.
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The consequences of having fun
Unfortunately, I was completely wiped out when I got back inside, despite only doing a few runs. I had to spend the next few days in bed. I knew this was going to happen, but I was still disappointed that it did.
Although I had to spend a lot of time in bed afterwards, it was definitely worth going sledging. It was just so much fun!