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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By ginger62
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon pain help please

First off, this site saved my sanity when I had my surgery. It is such a wonderful community! Second, this surgery is really scary. No ifs, ands or buts. Doing nothing is worse though. I wish I had...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By ginger62
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon pain help please

Tawk, if you are anywhere near Baltimore, please check out Mercy Hospital, especially Dr. Mark Myerson. Don't let it go on for too long, it progresses very quickly. I don't come on this board too...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery #3 On the way...

Dang girl...get up with me!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By ginger62
Late 2012 PTTD folks... how y'all doing?

Hey all,
I had my surgery 9/25/12. (The works). Things are going pretty well. The foot is still fairly weak, but no brace necessary except at work (slippery floors). My only other problem is the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,651
Posted By ginger62
Re: Flat foot reconstruction or ankle fusion

Hey Deb,
A lot of times they can't really tell what the options are until they have you on the table, unfortunately. That being said, visit as many doctors as you can til you find one you really,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By ginger62
Re: Plantar Fasciitis, Shoes

The only thing that gave me any relief was rolling my foot over a frozen water bottle every time I was sitting down. I had previously tried the night splint, stretches, new shoes etc. It took about 3...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-22-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By ginger62
Re: 6 months post FDL transfer :)

Yay for you Courtney! So happy to hear you're doing so well. I am still working on toe raises...not doing too well them. Maybe there is still hope. I hear ya about only standing for so long. Make...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-28-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,259
Posted By ginger62
Re: Advice calcaneal osteotomy and peroneal tendon repair Monday

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow! If you don't mind my asking, where are you having it done? PesCav and I (I believe) were both at Mercy in Baltimore which isn't far from you. The doctors there...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By ginger62
Re: using arizona brace

Try wearing it as much as you can, then go in for adjustments as necessary. After about 3 weeks in mine I went back and the tech marked my foot with lipstick (mine, not his!). Put my foot in the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-08-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By ginger62
Re: Regaining muscle question

Hey Liz!
I hope you are enjoying your new job. I'm in the same boat with the calf thing, although I think mine may be worse since I wore an Arizona brace for 2 years before surgery. My OS said the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 05-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By ginger62
Re: 3 months post FDL transfer

Yay, baby girl! So happy for you.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By ginger62
Re: I can walk!! I can drive!!!!!!!

Yay on the progress! It's such a long road to recovery with this surgery...the milestones are truly memorable.
I'd say definitely get new sneakers. Your old ones are probably worn into your "old...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By ginger62
Re: Ice Ice Baby

PesCav, weren't you at Mercy like me? I iced constantly...cuz Dr. M. Said so and he is definitely the boss. Maybe our surgeries were different? I had the works.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,064
Posted By ginger62
Re: 2 weeks in aircast boot - heel pain still really bad?

Animal, if I were you I would go in the boot (I know it sucks). It takes time to get used to tennis shoes, even with an ankle brace. I'm 6 months out and still wishing a little that I had my brace at...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By ginger62
Re: Post Op Foot Sweating

Marla, could it be menopause? That's what's keeping me up with night sweats.
Big, big hugs.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-13-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By ginger62
Re: Bah. Sudden Twinge?

Hey Snow, it sounds like what others have described when scar tissue "pops", which is supposed to be a good thing. I remember reading about it before my surgery. Maybe do a search? It hasn't happened...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-08-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By ginger62
Re: Should I ask for a cast?!?!

You really need to keep your ankle immobilized so if you know you'll be taking it off a lot I think you might be better off with a cast.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-08-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By ginger62
Re: Sandals post PTTD surgery

Hey Paula! Nice to hear from you!
NC Girl, will you let me know how you like your orthotics? My doc asked if I wanted them and I really didn't have any idea. I hope to God I can get out of these...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By ginger62
Re: 8 weeks post op... pain?

Hey Animal, I had pretty sharp all over pains, especially when I tried to PWB, well into 12 weeks. I think it's very normal. Unfortunately, you probably just have to wait it out. It will still swell...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By ginger62
Re: I conquered those dang steps!

I used to crawl up the stairs and almost cry when I saw my scooter.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Did they give you Vistaril (Hydroxozine?) if it's making you crazy you might ask for that. Otherwise it tapers off as you get used to the meds (or taper off them).
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

You might try Benadryl for the itching if it doesn't interfere with your other meds.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By ginger62
Re: PWB - Am I Going Too Fast?

Yeah! Like PesCav says! Doctor Schmockter! Really, though, they are giving you guidelines, not deadlines. I know I was behind what they said, probably 80% of everybody here was too. Listen to your...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By ginger62
Re: Help! Peroneal/tendon issues

The only thing I would caution you on, Lex, is there's not a whole lot of people here that it got better for. Mine started out as a sore ankle from working out and got progressively worse for 4 1/2...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By ginger62
Re: PWB - Am I Going Too Fast?

Sometimes a gel cup in the heel of the boot will help. I used one for a couple of weeks.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,666
Posted By ginger62
Re: No Toe Wiggle :(

NC coast is getting rain and wind tomorrow, my first day back at work! My store is indoor/outdoor so we'll see how I do on a wet floor.
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Good luck! Getting through the next few days is the hardest part and it sounds like you're off to a good start. Be a little careful with the knee walker, it can get away from you. It got me 3 times!...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,194
Posted By ginger62
Re: Help! Peroneal/tendon issues

I would definitely get another opinion. If you are in Raleigh you should have several options. Do you like the doctor you saw? Was he recommended to you?
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,666
Posted By ginger62
Re: No Toe Wiggle :(

I had my arch rebuilt, hence the incision at the top of the foot, I think. 4 to 6 months was definitely a big jump for me. Especially the last couple of weeks. I walked all wonky for so long, it's...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By ginger62
Re: PWB - Am I Going Too Fast?

Absolutely stay in the boot til you get the all clear. Walking may feel okay, but a sudden twist or sharp stop could undo a lot of your healing. It's not just you, it's the people around you too. I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,666
Posted By ginger62
Re: No Toe Wiggle :(

Courtney, the outside of my foot was numb and then quite sore after surgery. You've got a ways to go, lots of things are going to change and improve. Hang in there. It seems like such a long time...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By ginger62
Re: Ankle OATs - Need top surgeon in the country

Well, where do you live? Or are you able to travel anywhere for the surgery?
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By ginger62
Re: Antsy/restless feeling since surgery

I had that too at about the 8 week mark. It only lasted for a few days but it drove me crazy!
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By ginger62
Re: Pain Management Question

Everyone is different, but don't rush it. You have to be able to rest comfortably to heal. When you're not watching the clock waiting for your next dose then you are ready to back off. Don't fret...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery Tomorrow...

I grew up in South Bend (that's why I asked, sure don't miss that lake effect snow!). Just try to keep busy in the morning, the waiting is so hard. Do you have a new book or something to keep your...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By ginger62
Re: Is this to crazy?

Jeez Missy, I have no idea. Just wanted pass along my sympathy. Your situation stinks, so sorry!
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery Tomorrow....

Good luck! Post when you can and let us know how you're doing. Just out of curiosity, what does the "Irish" mean? Did you go to ND?
Ginger
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,715
Posted By ginger62
Re: Pain Pain go away...

It is the best. I got the fro-yo flavor once, it was nasty. The brownies were all dry. I e-mailed B&J about it and they sent me a coupon for a free pint! Today I got the coffee Heath bar crunch too....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,715
Posted By ginger62
Re: Pain Pain go away...

Courtney, gosh darn it! I spent 3 horrific hours at the dentist today, finally got home and changed into sweats, comfy on the couch with an icepack on my face (for a change)...read your post and had...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,715
Posted By ginger62
Re: Pain Pain go away...

Glad you're feeling better Courtney. Just to give you a little "light at the end of the tunnel"...I'm now at 5 months and I have moments here and there that I forget I had this surgery (FDL tendon...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,715
Posted By ginger62
Re: Pain Pain go away...

Court, are you allowed to have anti inflammatories? Sometimes that helps. Other than that the best thing is time. I know that sucks but it's true.
G.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

It's a couple of days away, you may be feeling better. You just don't want to be left without anything at all.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

No call in on the Percocet (oxycodone). Hydrocodone (Vicodin) can be called in though. It's just not as strong.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

I would definitely have the doctor call it in to the pharmacy. They already messed up the Vistaril, no reason to give them an opportunity to screw up another one.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

Hydrocodone can be called in to a pharmacy. It's not as strong but should be okay for a day or two and you'll probably be feeling a little better by then. Make sure to call them first thing Monday....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

Call about getting a refill BEFORE you need it. The script will have to be picked up or mailed to you. Have you let your mom see some of the responses on here about what the "grown ups" have to say...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

You're awfully quiet Courtney...could it be that you are finally asleep? I certainly hope so...get some rest.
G.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By ginger62
Re: A Day in the Life, 6 Weeks Post-Op

Don't fall off the scooter or crutches! I did that.

Well, since we're editing our true confessions I'm taking mine off too!
xo
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

Girlie, time to turn the computer off and sleep. If you can't sleep just close your eyes and rest. Dose up and relax.
G.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,545
Posted By ginger62
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

Dean for Rory's favorite boyfriend. Do try the homemade ice packs. That way you can have different sizes for whatever area needs it.
Ginger
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