I had the same procedure 3 weeks ago. I was told NWB for 6 weeks and then another cast( I believe a walking cast). I too work in medical field where I'm on my feet all day. Wondering when u were able to walk on it and how much PT u had. Also, is your outcome as expected, how long before u felt u were at 100%. Did u experience any nerve pain? I can't imagine going to work before 12 weeks. It's a big deal just to get showered and dressed for the day!
I am two 1/2 years post op. I had my spring ligament and ptt repaired, calcaneal osteotomy, cotton osteotomy and gastroc recession. I was NWB for about 8weeks followed by several weeks in a boot any time my foot was on the floor. At first I was pwb and gradually full weight bearing. At about 12 or 13 weeks, I graduated to a sneaker with an aso brace. I didn't return to work until I was 16 weeks post op. It was tough for the first several weeks. I didn't start to feel that I was really feeling that there was a light at the end of the tunnel until about a year post op. I am able to work full time and then go about my everyday life afterwards with no pain. I still have some residual reduced sensation on the top of my foot and my toes, but it is nothing that interfers with my life in any way. I will never be 100% of normal but still feel like the surgery gave me my life back
[QUOTE=severity777;5083561]Hi MVB. I am not doing well. Had to stop working a week ago. My feet are worse everyday. I am awaiting the surgery to incorporate bonework. They say my transferred tendons are now torn and I probably need a triple arthrodesis. Im scared, stressed and anxious to get on with it. I miss my life. I know the idea of bonework is scary, but having to go through this again is torture, physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. Do find a specialist. I have been to 7 doctors so far.[/QUOTE]
I really hope they help you soon. It sucks being in chronic pain. No other way to put it. It is no way to live and it wears on mentally just like you said. I know it's hard just try to think about the future when you will feel better. And there are doctors out there that can help. If this doctor isn't confident in how he can help you find someone else. And if you can avoid a triple arthrodesis. They are for arthritic joints in the hind foot. Once you fuse it you won't have much motion in your foot. Then this leads to other joint deterioration. The surgery that I was told that gets around this is a double calcaneal osteotomy with graft in side of calcaneus, navicular cuneiform fusion(you do not need this joint as there should be very little movement in it to begin with.) and gastric recession. This is the best surgical recommendation I was given so far. I talked to 2 ppl that had it done and they were very satisfied with it. Whatever you decide to do good luck and I wish you the very best. I hope you feel better.
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