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Board: Fibromyalgia 05-11-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By joyful123
Re: fibro is getting worse

Thanks for the reminder to be kind to myself. I grew up in a house hold where pain was not allowed or we were making it up for attention. I taught myself to push through the pain and/or ignore the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By joyful123
Re: fibro is getting worse

Thank you for your encouragement. It's always good to receive kind words from those who get it. Thankfully today is better. Still sore and exhausted, but not as bad as yesterday. I've had three...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-09-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By joyful123
fibro is getting worse

Hi

Struggling with discouragement as fibro pain has gotten worse. I have had to have several surgeries over past four years and am recovering from sepsis I had in December. I know my body is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By joyful123
Re: thoughts regarding nerve pain on top of foot

Hi there!

I am glad you are doing better! That is good news. My ankle itself is strong - I actually "trust" it again. It is just this severe nerve pain that we cannot seem to get under control....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-10-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By joyful123
Re: thoughts regarding nerve pain on top of foot

There was a significant amount of nerve issues from the first surgery that he repaired - and he had to move the nerve, etc. The severe pain runs down the top of my foot and it feels lie someone...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By joyful123
Re: Washington DC area PTTD Doc/Surgeon?

Hi. I would also agree with Mark Myerson - although he can be hard to get an appointment with. I see Dr. Jeng - his partner. He is wonderful and does a great job! They are at Mercy Hospital in...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 08-06-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By joyful123
thoughts regarding nerve pain on top of foot

Hello everyone

It has been quite a while since I have been on here. I had surgery on Mar 14 to repair a tendon and release the nerve that runs on the top of my foot. I have had severe nerve pain...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-28-2013, 06:33 PM
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Posted By joyful123
Checking in from surgery on 3/14/13

Hi everyone

I haven't been on here in awhile. Had my second ankle surgery on 3/14/13. He fixed another torn tendon - and the nerve that was hooked up in the incision from the prior surgeon and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By joyful123
Re: Please help! Now PWB but ankle still gives out the same after brostrom!

You are welcome. When do the pins come out, etc? It is discouraging - to go through all of this and realize it didn't "work". I totally understand the fear & frustration of having it "roll" or...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-27-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By joyful123
Re: Please help! Now PWB but ankle still gives out the same after brostrom!

Hi Starr

Well - my ankle is definitely stronger and stable. But I am having severe nerve pain down the front of my foot - to the point that I cannot drive more than 7-10 miles at a time. I see...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 06-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By joyful123
Re: Please help! Now PWB but ankle still gives out the same after brostrom!

Hi Starr

How is the ankle doing now? Still giving out on you? I had to have surgery twice - the first doctor didn't "fix" everything and mine kept rolling on me as it did before the surgery. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-28-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By joyful123
Re: First steps without crutch!

Hooray!!!! I am down to one crutch when I leave the house and down to being crutch free inside the house!! HOORAY for small victories. I see my doctor on 5/10/13..... see what happens when I see...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By joyful123
Re: 5 weeks post op

Not yet - as I am still in the big walking boot - maybe you could find something online similar to high top sneakers? Or maybe hiking boots? Not sure how high they go or how heavy they are - just...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By joyful123
Re: 5 weeks post op

Well, I use the crutch with my good leg - so that I am balanced when I walk. Does that make sense? It isn't as bad that way. Just take it slow.....don't rush anything and just be careful. It will...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By joyful123
Re: I am now Most Sincerely Grounded...(frustration!)

Hang in there! I don't know if it helps, I am 41 and have had 12 surgeries since I turned 21. It's like my body is falling apart on me..... it is discouraging, maddening, frightening and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By joyful123
5 weeks post op

Hi guys

Just an update. I am recovering from my second ankle surgery and am bearing weight with two crutches outside of the home but am down to one crutch in the house....hooray for the little...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-21-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By joyful123
Re: Not healing after brostrom????

Hi Amy

I am recovering from my second surgery - the second doc fixed some stuff that had "torn" again as well as he had to fix a nerve and cut the scar tissue out, etc. I am five weeks out and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-08-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By joyful123
Re: Middle of the night query?

I hear you about the crutches. I still struggle with them and at times get sore. Snowrunner reccommended Crutcheze pads - and they have been my life saver. Should've posted about them earlier so...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By joyful123
Re: 3 weeks post op

Definitely better to err on the side of caution. This is my second surgery for this ankle. The first surgery was the brostrum procedure with debridement. This surgery he fixed two tendons and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By joyful123
Re: 3 weeks post op

Thanks. I can shower and stuff okay. My issue is getting food amd meals, etc. My church will help out. Just need to.talk to Judy first. I have my lawyer. He has been saying all week that they...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-05-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By joyful123
Re: 3 weeks post op

So....on top of everything else workers comp denied home health care. Totally by myself from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening......and still NWB....have a call out to my friend Judy to see if she...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-05-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By joyful123
3 weeks post op

Well yesterday was 3 weeks since my surgery on my right foot. He fixed two tendons and did a lot of work on the nerve that runs down the front of my foot. I think it is healing nicely, but the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-01-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By joyful123
Re: 4 week post op today....good and bad...

So sorry about the blood clots Irish! I had a blood clot after my knee reconstruction back in 1991. My surgeon put me on Lovenox - a daily shot after this ankle surgery for four weeks - I have two...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By joyful123
Re: First Post-op today!

Hey, they have it just in a sock and to wear the big "boot". But since I'm still non weight bearing my caregiver, Judy, asked the doctor if it is okay to not wear the boot and to wrap it instead. ...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-28-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By joyful123
Re: PWB - I have conquered steps!

Hooray for life's little victories! So glad we have the little victories - amazing how much the little victories feel after ankle surgery...or any other surgery, etc. So glad you are doing better...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-28-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By joyful123
Re: First Post-op today!

Hi

So glad you were able to sleep last night. I got my stitches and staples out yesterday. 22 stitches and 8 staples.....most of it wasn't "too" bad - but a few were pretty awful. My foot feels...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By joyful123
Re: Stitches are OUT

I didnt realize i had so many, but feel much better now that they are out!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By joyful123
Re: Stitches are OUT

Yeah i had issues after lazt surgery with this boot. Hoping it is better this time around. Footfeels like it is on fire....pain again....but so much better without the splint
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 03:20 PM
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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 02:18 PM
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Views: 291
Posted By joyful123
Re: Stitches are OUT

I have my boot from last surgery and it is huge and weighs a ton!! Judy asked him if i could not wear it around the house since i am still NWB. Just have to be careful in house, etc
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By joyful123
Re: Stitches are OUT

I know it right? Feel much better. Took off bandages now that i am home. Cold air makes it hurt more but know it is good for it to breathe....whew
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By joyful123
Stitches are OUT

Hi

Stitches and staples came out today - hooray!!! Had 22 stitches and 8 staples. 10 stitches on inside of ankle, 12 on the outside and 8 staples up front of
ankle. Feel so, so, so much better...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By joyful123
Re: Having stitches removed tomorrow!

Yup. I am and definitely will be :) Top of foot is killing me tonight - from rubbing on the splint, sigh.... still glad the stitches come out tomorrow & getting rid of this splint.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By joyful123
Having stitches removed tomorrow!

Hi guys

I am FINALLY getting this splint off tomorrow and having the stitches removed after my R ankle surgery - fixed a tendon, cleaned up the ligament from last year's surgery and did alot of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By joyful123
Re: Getting walking boot tomorrow, to walk or not to walk?

I agree with Irish - make sure the doc is specific about the walking, NWB, etc. Even in a walking boot - last year after my brostrum procedure - I was NWB and it was very painful to start walking on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By joyful123
Re: First Post-op today!

Yeah - maybe you could suggest a couch at your next staff meeting? :) Just Kidding. Thankfully my f/t isn't very demanding. Auto insurance - mainly data entry and dealing with customers kind of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By joyful123
Re: First Post-op today!

Hey. Sorry it has been so hard to go back to work. Do you think you could back it down to four hours a day? I am supposed to be off til 4/15 even from working at home. Hoping i can talk him into...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Hi there! Thanks for the warning regarding the stitches. I do know it is going to be uncomfortable tomorrow when he takes the stitches out. I have them on both sides of my ankle as well as the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By joyful123
Re: First Post-op today!

Hooray for the good report! I am looking forward to getting this splint off tomorrow as well as the stitches! I know the stitches will hurt coming out - as even when I just "touch" the top of my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-24-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Hi NewLeftSide

Funny you should respond tonight - as I am pretty uncomfortable tonight. I am watching NCIS with my friends and am dreading trying to lie down and sleep in about 20...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-24-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Hi NewLeftSide

Funny you should respond tonight - as I am pretty uncomfortable tonight. I am watching NCIS with my friends and am dreading trying to lie down and sleep in about 20...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-23-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Another rough night last night. Foot is killing me this morning as well. Just cannot
get comfortable - felt like my stitches got "stuck" to the gauze in the splint last night -
very uncomfortable...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Huh? :) My foot is elevated, my ice has turned to cold water and I have taken my meds :) Don't worry, I won't be driving any time soon, sigh....just a rough night tonight feeling bored out of my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-22-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

It is my right foot......which really stinks......NWB for three more weeks, etc. You know the drill. So I will go stir crazy not being able to drive :/
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-22-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Well, if it makes you feel any better - I'm only a week out and am having a hard time. My issues are though that I'm not staying at home for my recovery. I live in the boondocks and my doctor is at...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-22-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

Wow, I cannot imagine having this cast on until April 1st. I get it off next Wednesday...and that cannot come soon enough. I thought about pushing the appointment up - but since workers comp is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,926
Posted By joyful123
Re: Walking boot after broken ankle

I had brostrum repair last year and I had to wean myself off crutches, even in walking boot. It took me a couple weeks to go down to one crutch and then eventually to no crutches....hang in there!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By joyful123
Re: Purple, my favorite color

Hi Punkin

If it is still purple tomorrow/feels worse in the morning - I would definitely call the doctor and tell them what is going on - at least then you would know if this is to be expected or...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

My "moon" boot is so heavy I could use it to lift weights when I am healthy! And about NCIS - that's what I have been watching all day - except for Looney Tunes for a while :)
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-21-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By joyful123
Re: Very painful/rough night

I have been fine with the splint until the last two days - I think since I've "banged" my foot in it so badly. I don't think the splint is hurt in any way, shape or form - but I am wondering if the...
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