MissKah & wtwct,
I had a Calcaneal osteotomy last year along with some other work done on my right foot. I have very flat feet and have had them all my life. Unfortunately I never knew that having flat feet could cause such problems. The doctors haven't mentioned any work on my ankle yet but I'm so worried that this fusion surgery that I just had (on my left foot) isn't going to do the trick.
My problems started last January right around the time that people make their New Year's Resolutions! Mine of course, was to lose weight. So I started to work out, kind of slow at first. Just 30 minutes ont he tredmil, 30 minutes on the bike. Then I started to jog for 20 minutes at a time. I also started playing basketball. It was during this time that I noticed how bad my right foot was hurting. I saw a podiatrist who told me that I had a tear in my tibial tendon (left foot). He recommended that I try walking with a custom made orthotic and he prescribed celebrex to see if that would help. By June I was in constant pain and I had switched jobs and my new insurance would not pay for the celebrex. I went to see another podiatrist and he told me that I needed to contact a surgeon. I did that.
The surgeon took one look at my xrays and mri and said that I needed to have major foot surgery (calc. osteotomy, achilies lengthening and tendon repair of the right foot). The surgeon said that it'd be about one full year before I'd be "happy" that I had the surgery. The surgery was done last September. I spent about 7-8 weeks in a cast and then went to a boot. I had a little bit of pt and was on my way. The recovery wasn't that bad at all. The pain after surgery went away in about 2 weeks and I was just a little sore here and there. When I started walking again it wasn't that difficult.
So fast forward to this January. New Year, same resolution.
I injured my left foot this time. But it didn't seem that bad and wasn't constantly in pain. Just every now and then. But by June of this year I noticed that my right foot was still very painful. I figured that the screws that were inserted during my surgery would need to come out.
I go see a surgeron in September who takes xrays of both feet. He recommended a triple fusion on both feet because my right foot was still not aligned properly
And also the screws are going to have to come out.
I decided to have the left foot done first because it hurt the worst. f The surgery was 4 weeks ago and I am not in constant pain, but certain movements are painful. The boot is feeling better, but it is still painful. I can only wear it for a few hours at a time and then I have to take it off and continue to keep my foot elevated. After about 30 minutes or so I put the boot back on.
I have accidentally put weight on my foot maybe 2 times. Once was today. It just seems like my foot is so unstable. Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll see an improvement. My next appointment isn't until November 18th.
I honestly thought I'd be walking by Thanksgiving. But I don't think so.
As far as my job goes, I run a family daycare center from home. There is no way that I could care for all the children right now. I have two of my own, 9 years and 11 months and it is very challenging. Sometimes I wish I wouldn't have had the surgery because not being able to do the things I'm used to doing is so frustrating, but I'm trying to take one day, one thing at a time.
I'm looking forward to PT and also to a proper recovery and hopefully I won't have to have any further surgeries once I am finished with the triple fusions. It doesn't seem like there are many more surgeries I could have!
What is an MBA implant?
Sorry this post was so long, I'm home all day with nothing to do so I can go on and on, lol.