Firstly I'd like to say hi on here as I am new to this board. I'm Kelly, I'm 40 from UK. I am due to have triple fusion to my hindfoot on 29th Jan 2010. I am so overwhelmed with differnent stories.
I have rheumatoid arthritis and that is why my surgery is booked. At the moment I am able to carry out day to day tasks albeit slower than I used to. At the back of my mind I keep thinking shall I put off surgery until a later date, especially on my good days. Then I will get a bad day where the pain is intense and I know I am doing the right thing.
I am also really worried about the length of recovery. I am such an active person, I work part time, I show my dogs, I sing, walk etc. When people say 'out of action' what exactly do they mean? Will I be able to walk slowly? maybe light gardening? cook? if not how quickly will that resume? I do realise everyone is different.
Also prepration before surgery - Is there anything I can do? diet, excercise etc? I'm also really worried about putting weight on whilst having the cast on.