I don't mind at all! It was a freak accident really. I was running to second base in a kickball game and landed wrong causing a tibial plateau fracture. This resulted in complications from compartment syndrome. Due to the swelling I lost blood supply to my anterior tibilias and it was removed because my doctor feared I would lose my leg. I am doing well now except I have drop foot and lost one of the arteries in my leg.
I have had two doctors give the go ahead but one thinks I should not do it. Basically because the major vein that supplies blood to your leg in 95% of people is not the one where I get my major supply so this freaks him out. Also the loss of the one artery which I have been told I can survive and live a healthy life with the two remaining in my leg. I also had a major test done showing the veins in my leg are very healthy. The one who thinks I shouldn't is freaking me out because he said that a complication could be losing my leg but I don't know what % chance I have of this over other people.
That being said I hate wearing an AFO and only wear it when I will be walking all dayvlike at an amusement park. I trip sometimes and have to think while I am walking so it just has made my life more difficult emotionally and physically.
I am trying to figure out what the outcome of this surgery would be. If I still have a horrible gait and need to wear an AFO sometimes I just do not know if it is worth what I have heard can be a year to recover.
I am seeing a specialist at Johns Hopkins next week to hopefully gain more insight. I just really would love to talk to someone in my position which I have not been able to find anywhere as my situation is unique. I am 28 years old so I feel I have the strength to recover, just need to see if it is worth it. Anyway, thank you for the reply and sorry for the long winded response!