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Old 04-05-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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need atriple arthrodesis on my left foot

okay everybody, I am new on the board. I need atriple arthrodesis on my left foot due to a fall breakinf my fibula in feb of 1997 and a stress fx in my calcaneus mysteriously in aug of 1997. After being casted at that time for 11 weeks, I have never been the same. Yes, that was 12 years ago. My calcaneus, subtalor joint and navicular have to be fused. No one will tell me that my pain will go away for sure and my mobility will be limited, which when I am in pain now, it is limited. I have been reading this board for the last week and I am still nervous. One big question is does anyone love their doctor and think he is the best thing in the world. I am 50 years old, married and have four childresn and there never is a good time to give 6 months of my life. Any advice is welcome. Thanks

 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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Re: Triple arthrodesis Jan 15 and have questions

Hi Elliemae


You are nervous...I certainly was (read all my posts on this thread...descibes the journey) but it will be ok. I visited several ortho surgeons who specialized in foot & ankle b4 I found a woman surgeon with whom I felt very comfortable.

If you have been living with a problem for a long time like I had...it can only get better. Any swelling I have now is far less than I had almost everyday b4my surgery. My foot looks better now than b4 surgery and I am only 12 weeks out of surgery. I start pt next week. The six months are hard...but worth it to be able to walk and do things for the rest of your life.

Hugs, Shelly

 
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