Re: PT after brostrom procedure?
What about doing it on your lunch break or getting to work at 6, but maybe going to PT at 8 or 9? Or 4 and be done for the day? I know it will NOT be easy because the first time I ever did PT (between my 2 ankle surgeries and for my back, not ankle), I worked similar hours. 7:30a-6p but only 4 days a week; however, I lived so far from work that I didn't drive in on my off day so I did it all either first thing in the morning, over lunch, or last appt of the day.
I totally understand you wanting to have your next surgery in December or a winter month. I had my first in August and it was SO hot and brutal to be in a cast, boot and on crutches. When I found out I had to have the 2nd surgery, I wanted to have it done in the winter also. I had it done in Feb and wouldn't you know we had NO winter this year!! It is usually threatening snow and/or snows 1–2 times in Feb and we had nothing but warming temps! Still wasn't as bad as August, still! I remember we had 90s in May when I was finishing up weaning off the crutches and then we had in the 100s in June! Yuck! So I get it. You could always wait until Dec 2013 to have it done! Talk to your doctor and see, but honestly you will still be swelling so much that it isn't good for the left ankle to put so much stress on it by having the right done so soon! I was SO swollen today and it hurt too! My doctor told me I would have swelling and some pain up until 9 months out possibly and this true. It happened that way the first time too, my first doctor just didn't tell me that!
Brostrom-Gould, repair retinaculum, peroneus longus tendon repair, fibular groove deepening for peroneal tendon subluxation- 2/22/12
-Modified Brostrom (failed)- 8/15/01"]