Surgery at Mercy Hospital on 3/14
Well, it's a little more than a month until my second surgery on my ankle. I had surgery last year on 2/22/12 for a brostrum repair as well as a couple other things and debribement of the ankle. I have been struggling with pain for the past year - and have tried pretty much everything - without much success. This is a workers comp claim - I was delivering pizza to a house that didn't have any porch lights and I fell off the steps....thus tearing the ligaments, etc.
I was sent to Mercy to see Dr. Jeng about a month ago. We did another MRI (had one in June - but it wasn't very "readable" so Dr. Jeng ordered another one. He said I still have a lot of swelling/fluid/inflammation around the area. He thinks the first surgery was a success but he doesn't think he "fixed" everything. He thinks there may be some more tendons, etc that need to be fixed.
I am pretty much in constant pain now - just a matter of how "tolerable" it is on each day, etc. I was stretching the other day - and it felt like everything in my ankle was ripping/tearing all over again.......so now it REALLY hurts!!!
I was told last week that I would be non weight bearing for a month and cannot drive for ten weeks. TEN weeks!!! I am single and live alone, but thankfully am staying with some friends - probably for most of it!
I am so sick of this constant pain and ache - I will be glad to get it fixed and to somehow get my life back again! I am nervous about the surgery as he said he is making a longer cut, etc.....but at least the pain after the surgery will be a healing pain and not this constant ache/throbbing/etc.
Since it is a workers comp claim - the surgery has to be approved before I can have the surgery. So, hoping workers comp doesn't sit on this but approves it quickly!!
Just wanted to touch base and give an update. It's been over a year since I fell, had my first surgery on 2/22/12 and am going to have another surgery on 3/14/13......who knew that falling off a porch would cause this whole escapade......I am relieved that they are going to do something about it finally!