Re: Ankle surgery - polio survivor
Posting for my husband, Gary
Hi bassman 51,
I think I get my own posting name. Wonder if I could get the name bassman 58. Bass fishing, making lures, and watching NASCAR is my 24/7 thing…. Oh YEAH.....
Doesn't sound like I have your problem, but am glad they are willing to do something for you. It sounds like your problem would cause you to have back troubles. Does it? I say if you don't have post polio and it would keep you mobile longer then go for it...
The knee operations I had in the 60s, to straighten my good leg, enabling me to walk again. But in 85 I was told I had Post Polio and had to quit my drafting job. For years my knee has been giving way, but the Doctors refuse to operate on it because of the Post Polio. They refuse to operate on my carpel tunnel also. They say it would just be a temporary fix and the problems would quickly return even worse than before.
I'm in a power chair now because of my knee giving way and because I can't use my crutches either, not without severe pain anyway.
I'm only 58 and have a hard time slowing down. I got stuff I want to do and would love the option to get back on my feet.
Just waiting for warmer weather so I can get a line wet,