need atriple arthrodesis on my left foot
Cookie, I understand nervous -- I couldn't concentrate for a week or two before my surgery and mostly spent the time buying pillows and pre-packaged food and reading this site over and over in order to calm my nerves. It helped to hear the best and the worst possible scenario.
I'm 52 and have had RA since my 20's, and this surgery Feb 2nd was because my joints were bone on bone and I could hardly walk. My surgeon said that when the screws went in the bone was soft, and he didn't get a good catch like he would on a non-RA patient. Nonetheless, I have healed well so far on x-ray and I've been walking w/walker for a week, no complications, and very little pain. No reason to think you won't be fine...does the surgeon have concerns...or is it just normal pre-op worries?