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Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 08-23-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By fernee
Re: Making my cancer public...

I am very sorry to hear that another spot has surfaced. I am sure it has you worried because hard to not worry at this point. Prayers that it is just something simple and your chemo is working as it...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 08-21-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By fernee
Re: Should I be concerned with ovarian cysts?

Thank you for the reply.

Not sure if the hernia is related to prior things. I had testing done a few years ago when I first started seeing this dr because he wanted to be thorough and it was not...
Board: Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 08-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By fernee
Should I be concerned with ovarian cysts?

Try to make my story short. I am 42 years old and had a partial hyster at the age of 35 due to severe adenomyosis. I have had female issues for as long as I can remember. Diagnosed with HPV when I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-27-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By fernee
Walking and back to life!!

After 7 1/2 weeks post op and 3 falls I am walking without crutches. I accidentally took a step the other day and the minute I realized it I put my hand out to use my bed post as a grip but was able...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By fernee
Re: I can walk!! I can drive!!!!!!!

Congratulations :) I was signing on to post the same thing. Thursday I accidentally took a step without my crutches, when I realized it I attempted slow walking. Well sort of a limp, twist, hip throw...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-09-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By fernee
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-09-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By fernee
Re: Fell AGAIN and think I broke my toe :(

I go to the Doctors today at 1:30 to get it checked. Not feeling any better about it. The entire foot just hurts all over and my big toe is swollen and unable to do the bending of it.

I understand...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By fernee
Fell AGAIN and think I broke my toe :(

So today is my 5 week anniversary since my surgery (bunion and PTT repair). I have started the PWB and at the point of where it was getting easier to put the weight on it.

Today coming home the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 04-01-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By fernee
Incision questions

I am 4 weeks post op today and have a question about my incisions. I had two cuts. One from PTTD tendon repair and one from bunion repair. The tendon incisions came out 2 week post op. The other...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By fernee
Re: Would it be ok to wash it?

Years ago, I would of been like you picking it but as I get older, the weaker my stomach gets and now I would be like your mom saying no way!!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By fernee
Re: Would it be ok to wash it?

I caved and did it. I did not submerge it, dunked it quickly 2 times and then gently dabbed the incision to clean the old blood off. the dead skin is crazy... Yuck!! Letting it get a few minutes are...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By fernee
Would it be ok to wash it?

So Doctor took the rest of my stitches out on Monday. Said I could wash my foot on Thursday but I am wondering if it would be ok to do it tonight. I don't want to attempt it in the morning since I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By fernee
Re: Having stitches removed tomorrow!

I had 2 incisions... the stitches came out of one on my 2 week post office visit. They were not so bad but I had to go back yesterday for the rest and they were terrible. I guess from the skin...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-26-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By fernee
Re: Post op again today :)

It is a nice feeling but does hurt, lol!! It is a real adjustment and because of my two falls I am very scared of hurting it.

My surgery was on 3-4-13. I had two incisions... they took out the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-25-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By fernee
Re: Post op again today :)

I had the posterior tibial tendon repaired and cleaned from it being torn and overstretched and bunion surgery which resulted in one screw.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-25-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By fernee
Post op again today :)

So I had my second post op today... the rest of the stitches came out and boy did they hurt. I had to hold my breath on a couple of them. He continues to say I am healing great.

And best part of...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-19-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By fernee
Re: Latest ? Was anyone afraid to start walking?

Hi Courtney,

Well my surgery was not as detailed as yours. I do believe he is moving fast though because I have not read where anyone else even with just the bunion part, are PWB 2 weeks later......
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-19-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By fernee
Re: Latest ? Was anyone afraid to start walking?

Glad (well not really) to see that someone is in the same boat as me. I am so nervous. What foot do you start off with, your good one or surgery foot? My body tells me my right foot but that is the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-19-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By fernee
Latest ? Was anyone afraid to start walking?

I feel stupid for posting this but am really concerned and nervous...

My doctor told me yesterday to start PWB on my heel. Well first issue is the fact that I have to bend over to get my heel to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-18-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By fernee
Had my post op appt today, questions about tingling and did I shrink?

Today was my 2 week post op. I had to have my surgery for a overstretched and tore PTT and bunion surgery which resulted in a screw in place.

My appt today was overall ok. They were able to take...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-15-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By fernee
Re: Heartburn is driving me nuts

No, not taking either. I am usually sitting up in my recliner when it hits. Just pretty intense and scary.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By fernee
Re: Heartburn is driving me nuts

Glad you got out of the splint but sorry about the pain. In the past week I have falling twice into my foot. The first was trying to go into the next room and lost my balance on my crutch. Scared me...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By fernee
Re: Heartburn is driving me nuts

Thanks Courtney,

The feeling ill and weak has went away, that was just during the previous weekend. But because of the heartburn I am continuing to try to eat light and avoid sauces and spicy. I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By fernee
Heartburn is driving me nuts

My surgery was on the 4th. I pretty much have weaned myself off pain meds except will take one oxy at night when I got to sleep but for the past several days I get hit at random times with intense...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By fernee
Re: Why do I feel so weak?

Another Doctor from the office called. He suggested I up my fluids and try to give it a little while. He said they just get concerned with ER visits and other Doctors messing around with the splints....
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-09-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By fernee
Re: Why do I feel so weak?

The weak I am feeling is almost a sick type... I am a little worried because of the being sick to my stomach and just feeling like something is wrong. I went ahead and put a call in to my dr who has...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-09-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By fernee
Why do I feel so weak?

I had surgery Monday afternoon and cannot believe how weak I still feel. I was able to venture outside today for a few minutes to take a ride but now feel very wore out.

Seems like everything I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-06-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was 2 days ago and now the pain starts

Courtney,

I can relate about the wiggling trying to get comfortable. Feel like everything sticks to me and once I get situated the ice bag slips and then time to start over. lol

I know it is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was 2 days ago and now the pain starts

It does help. My surgery was late Monday afternoon so technically I guess I am in between day 2 and 3. Just feels so bad. The area inside my ankle just feels so strange. I have also noticed where my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By fernee
Surgery was 2 days ago and now the pain starts

UH! I thought I was doing so well with little pain but today it started and has not let up. Feel like my big toe is broke and can barely wiggle it and then the PTT site burns/aches and feels so...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Luckily I am ready for the snow because I had stocked up on everything for this surgery :)
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

No i dont believe they did give me that. I did end up with a motion sickness patch behind my ear due to the fact that I always get sick when being put to sleep. It helped just a little.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

I did but it really did not help out much.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

My surgery was supposed to be at 5 but they got me back in the OR at 5:22. So far the pain levels are very tolerable, just the burning and itching is driving me crazy.
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Yeah, the walker can get moving really fast. I did accidentally start to jump up on my foot when my bag of ice leaked. Caught myself just as i put my heel down. Scary!
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-05-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By fernee
Surgery was late yesterday and doing pretty good

Had my surgery late yesterday to repair my PTT and bunion. I ended up with a screw for the bunion repair.

The dr encouraged me to wiggle my toes and rotate my foot during the healing process. So...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 03-02-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By fernee
Surgery is Monday and my anxiety is setting in...

My surgery is set for Monday afternoon (3-4). I am scheduled for PTT debribement and bunion surgery. NWB for 4 weeks.

I am a single mom with one 13 year old at home. My anxiety is setting in. Not...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,684
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

Courtney, vent all you want. You deserve it! I actually have been so nervous about this surgery coming up and even had a dream that my ride did not get my crutches, pain meds or my boot after the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,684
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery tomorrow morning.

Courtney,

Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. Maybe some of it maybe from having previous scar tissue as well? Hope you get some relief and some rest. You have been very helpful with my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-28-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery got moved up to March 4th

Courtney,

Good luck with your surgery, and if I remember correctly... Happy Birthday!!! I have been getting all set up and getting everything I need. All the helpful hints on here have been so...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-14-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By fernee
Re: Surgery got moved up to March 4th

I am sorry, I never received any notices that I received replies?

Anyway, I am having a debridement on the PTT and then bunion repair. I am coming home the same day. I normally have a high...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-13-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By fernee
Surgery got moved up to March 4th

My Doctor had to reschedule my surgery, they said I could either move it from March 8th to March 4th or March 29th. I chose March 4th. I want this over with and to begin healing but am starting to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-09-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By fernee
What is the differnce between debridement and tenosynovectomy

What is the difference? Is it just the incision. My doctor is going in to clean up around the PTT and said he would suture it and wrap it with something to make it stronger but he said i would have...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernee
Re: How to prepare...

I was just on their site looking at the ones on clearance. Did not know if they offered more padding than the standard ones on the crutches. Also found the bad to look very useful. What type of bag...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernee
Re: How to prepare...

Netflix :) Watching episodes as we speak!! Since I will be on crutches for 4 weeks are there additional pads or something I can buy so my arm pits do not take a beating?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernee
Re: How to prepare...

LOL, I don't know if you remembered but I am going to watch Law and Order since there are so many seasons I have not seen! I am going to go to the library and pick up a bunch of magazines to have on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernee
Re: How to prepare...

I will keep everyone posted. I found this healthboard a great help when I had Lyme and now sure I will be on here more...

luckily my son and I share the duty of our dogs so I think they will...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernee
Re: How to prepare...

Thank you so much for the suggestions... someone else had told me to start writing them down :) I need to because I am forgetful. My surgery is on a Friday and I was planning on going into my office...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-08-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By fernee
How to prepare...

My surgery is scheduled for March 8th, 4 weeks from today. I would appreciate any suggestions to help make this process easier and recovery. I am scheduled for tenosynovectomy (cleaning the tendon)...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By fernee
Re: Pre-consult was today...

Hmmm, I wonder if I will be the only one at Baltimore Washington? Just got my call... March 8th is my big day. Time to start planning!!
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