Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction with Osteotomy INFO PLEASE! Sugery Feb 9
My last post was 11-10 when I was recovering from my first flat foot reconstruction which was on 10-25-10. I quit posting but was recently reading and decided to jump back in. My experience has been one of the horrible ones. Not in terms of having a bad doctor, but just having bad feet and one of the people who is going to have a complication no matter what. As I write this, I am recovering from my 7th surgery since the first in October 10. The first surgery was a flat foot reconstruction with the standard 4 procedures. In January of 11, the repaired tendon ruptured and was fixed. In March of 11, there was considerable pain with a nerve and i had nerve release surgery in June of 11. Things were ok but my foot continued to pronate and hurt. I had an MRI done and found that the PT tendon was continuing to tear. Together, my doc and I decided to undergo another surgery with 4 more procedures. That has been good...no complications. In December of 11 the other foot decided it had enough and the PT tendon ruptured. I had reconstruction surgery done on that foot Feb 4th. The foot was healing well except the tendon...still having a lot of pain there. Told my Dr. I thought it was tearing. Just had surgery on that area again and he found nerve entrapment and a huge amount of scar tissue which he removed. During all of this, last August in the pre-Op appt, my family doctor found that my thyroid was enlarged, had a biopsy and it was not good. We went to Mayo Clinic where I had my thyroid and parathyroid removed but it turned out to be non cancerous. I am writing to tell you that all medical journeys are not fun. Some of us have quite a battle and some recover without incident. I am blessed with a wonderful, compassionate Doctor who is doing his best to make my feet better, an incredible husband who has endured 6 rounds of non weights bearing and a cancer scare with me, and friends both old and new who I have grown to love even more. The moral of my story is not to be scared, but to keep your head held high, and roll with the punches. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, sometimes you have to wait a while before you see it. You will learn a lot about yourself along the way and find that you are a lot stronger than you think!